Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway as Jack Twist and Lureen Newsome in "Brokeback Mountain "(2005)
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal as Maggie Murdock and Jamie Randall in "Love and other drugs" (2010)
"Because women typically earn less than men in Hollywood, they make up a full half of our top 10 list. Anne Hathaway is the highest-ranking woman in the No. 2 spot. For every dollar she earns studios earn $64 off of her films
Most of that payback is coming from Alice in Wonderland. The Disney (DIS - news - people) 3-D film was a gigantic hit earning $1 billion at the global box office, and Hathaway earned much less than star Johnny Depp. But she also benefits from 2009's Bride Wars, which was a modest hit earning $115 million at the global box office on a low estimated budget of $30 million.
Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston as Wally Mars and Kassie Larson in "The Switch" (2010)
Another woman on our list: Jennifer Aniston.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston attending the 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala on 24th October, 2005
The star makes a surprising appearance in sixth place with a $21 return for every $1 she is paid. (She's tied with Meryl Streep.) Although one of her included movies, Love Happens, was a huge flop, The Bounty Hunter actually did well with $136 million at the global box office on an estimated budget of $40 million". Source: www.forbes.com