ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
“Iron Man 3”
There’s a reason Downey Jr. is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. It’s called Tony Stark.
“X-Men” who? Jackman as Wolverine proved he can bring the boffo all by himself.
McCarthy’s second R-rated hit comedy this year is now her highest grossing.
“World War Z”
Sure, audiences now have a thing for zombies. But their love for Pitt runs marrow deep.
JOHNNY DEPP, ARMIE HAMMER
“The Lone Ranger”
Depp was unable to save this lame horse, while Hammer will have to hop the next ride to stardom.
Apparently, audiences had too much of a mediocre thing: Both Reynolds pics flopped the same weekend.
Smith and son Jaden crashed and burned in the summer’s first big- budget box office bomb.
“White House Down”
Tatum had never suffered a major B.O. blemish in an otherwise impressive career.