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01.04.10 23 Comments

(I was trying to get a screencap of Sandra Bullock looking really retarded, but I couldn’t do any better than the actual poster)

According to a recent poll of theater owners, 2009 was the year when Sandra Bullock swooped down and stole America’s heart like an eagle stealing a BlackBerry.

In the eyes of U.S. movie theater owners, Sandra Bullock shined as 2009’s top Hollywood star at the boxoffice.  Quigley Publishing Co.’s annual list released on Thursday of top money making stars, based on a poll of hundreds of theater executives, had Bullock beating out such stars as George Clooney and Denzel Washington, on the strength of her roles in “The Proposal” and “The Blind Side.”
List does not rank stars only on how much cash their films made, but on what theater owners say about who attracts audiences on their star power alone.
For instance, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was the top movie at U.S. and Canada boxoffices in 2009 with more than $400 million, but many in Hollywood attribute that to the appeal of the franchise itself and the toys it’s based on.
“Public Enemies” star Johnny Depp came in at No. 2 on Quigley’s top 10 list, followed by Matt Damon, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Denzel Washington. [THR]

Sandra Bullock is so thoroughly unspectacular that you couldn’t possibly have an opinion about this.  Remember that South Park episode where the boys get diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin, and the next thing you know they’re at a Phil Collins concert?  Sandra Bullock’s movies are like that.

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