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Harry Potter’s Ron & Hermione Are The Top-Grossing On-Screen Couple

And All Was Right With the World

Forbes Magazine has put together a list of the top-earning on-screen couples from the last five years and one adorable pair of wizards has wound up on top. Rupert Grint’s Ron and Emma Watson’s Hermione took the number one spot with those lovesick puppies from Twilight, Robert Pattinson’s Edward and Kristen Stewart’s Bella coming in at a far second. Hit the jump to see who else made the list! 

To make the list, Forbes took earnings information from Box Office Mojo. For Grint and Watson, their four Harry Potter movies in the last five years made a total of $4.2 billion. Forbes writes, “All of the Twilight films to date have hit theaters in the last five years, earning $2.5 billion at the global box office.” There’s one more Twilight film to be released but odds are they won’t go anywhere near Potter’s total.

Here’s the rest of the, slightly peculiar, list:

  • Transformer’s Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox – $1.5 billion
  • Iron Man’s Robert Downey, Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow – $1.2 billion
  • Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon’s Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $1.1 billion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Johnny Depp & Penelope Cruz – $1 billion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean’s Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightly – $963 million
  • Spider-Man’s Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst – $890 million
  • Inception’s Leonardo DiCaprio & Marion Cotillard – $825 million
  • Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker & Chris Noth – $703 million

It’s very strange to me that the latest Transformers and Pirates films made enough on their own to get those couples on the list. And also of note is only one romantic comedy managed to make enough to get on the list. That’s right. Genre couples are the best couples. Also, this.

Ron and Hermione 4-EVA.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."