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Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen Are Highest Earning Couple

February 11, 2010 (8:04 am) GMT
Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen who play a couple in the 'Lord of Rings' movie series have been named top-earning on-screen couple, followed by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst on the second place.
Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen Are Highest Earning Couple

and have topped a new list of Hollywood's highest earning on-screen couples thanks to their "Lord of the Rings" romance. The pair's Middle Earth lovers, Aragorn and Arwen, helped director Peter Jackson rake in $2.9 billion at the worldwide box office - making them the top-earning Hollywood couple, according to a new Forbes magazine list of duos who have appeared in at least two films together in the last 20 years.

and 's onscreen chemistry in the "" franchise pulled in $2.5 billion, while and 's doomed relationships in 1997 "Titanic" and "" in 2008 earned a combined $1.9 billion.

Meanwhile, and 's adventurous affair in the two "" blockbusters took in $1.5 billion. But Forbes editors predict the fourth place entry - "" lovers and - will have the most bite when the vampire franchise is completed.

Pattinson and Stewart's passionate relationship in the first two installments of the franchise has already grossed $1.1 - and two "Twilight" follow-ups have yet to hit cinemas. and ' flirtatious pairing in "Ocean's Eleven" and "" rounds out the top five couples with $847 million. 's romance with in the world's biggest-grossing film of all time, "", was ineligible for the list because the duo has only starred in one film together.

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