Depp Is Top Box Office Draw

Sweeney Todd star fills more seats than Smith or Clooney
By Marcia Greenwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2008 10:27 AM CST

(Newser) – Johnny Depp trounced Will, George and Matt  to bring in more green at movie theaters than any other actor in 2007, reports the AP. The star of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, now proving he can sing, too, in Sweeney Todd, was voted the No. 1 box office draw for the second year in a row by movie exhibitors contacted by Quigley Publishing Co.

In second place was I Am Legend star Will Smith, followed by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Will Ferrell and Tom Hanks. This was the first year the survey, conducted since 1932, didn't include a woman in the top tier of moneymakers.