Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Power Rank 48 OUT OF 100 IN FORBES TOP 100 CELEBRITIES. Pay $32 million. Category: Authors; Pay Rank: 32; Web Rank: 42; Press Rank: 61; TV/Radio Rank: 77; While Harry Potter fans breathlessly await the final installment of the series, Hollywood braces for the fifth film adaptation, this summer's Order of the Phoenix. DVD sales of Goblet of Fire (2005), the fourth in the series, brought in $259 million. Paperback sales of The Half-Blood Prince hit 1.3 million copies in the last year. Universal Studios says it will build a Potter theme park by 2009. Earnings estimates are for June 2006 to June 2007. Figures rounded off where appropriate. Exact figures available on Includes dollars earned solely from entertainment income. Management, agent and attorney fees have not been deducted. Estimates by Forbes; sources include Billboard, Pollstar, Adams Media Research, Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BookScan. Rankings are generated by combining earnings with other metrics:

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