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Potter stars top film couples list

Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have topped a list of Hollywood's Top-Earning Screen Couples.

The pair play Hermione and Ron in the movies about the boy wizard, and Forbes.com reports that the franchise's four films in the last five years have raked in a hefty 4.2 billion dollars at the box office.

Rumoured real-life couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - who play vampire Edward and human Bella in the bloodsucking Twilight series - were second, with the movies earning 2.5 billion dollars at the global box office.

They were followed by Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, who shared the screen in the first two Transformers films.

Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow's romantic adventures as Tony Stark and Pepper Potts in the Iron Man films saw them clinch the fourth slot with a whopping 1.2 billion dollars.

Shia LaBeouf won another mention in fifth place for the third Transformers movie, but this time he was paired with English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, who replaced Megan Fox as the female lead.

Pirates Of The Caribbean couples fared well, with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz and Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley taking sixth and seventh place.

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst's Spider-Man romance saw them in eighth place, while Inception co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard were ninth.

Sex And The City's central romance between Carrie and Mr Big saw Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth scoop tenth place - their two spin-off movies, released in 2008 and 2010, took 703 million dollars.

Forbes.com used data from Box Office Mojo to tally box office earnings for stars who appeared as couples in films over the past five years.

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