Keanu Reeves And Will Smith Grace The Red Carpet

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Child star: Will Smith, his actress/singer wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their son Jaden arrive at the New York premiere of The Day The Earth Stood Still

Two of Hollywood’s most popular leading men graced the red carpet in New York last night at the premiere of new disaster movie The Day The World Stood Still.

But it was Will Smith’s 10-year-old son Jaden who garnered the biggest screams of the night as he worked the crowd.

Stars of the film Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly were dressed to their nines, but it was child star Jaden, who was the centre of attention at the screening.  See more photos here

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Will Smith And Sons At Teen Choice Awards

Actor Will Smith and sons Trey Smith,15,Jaden Smith,10, attended the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Will’s older son Trey is from a previous relationship with actress Sheree Smith, while Will’s younger son is with actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Top Moneymakers Smith, Depp And DiCaprio

Here’s some news Will Smith can take to the bank, along with those eight-figure paychecks: The Hancock star is the top-paid actor in Hollywood, according to the latest figures from the number crunchers over at Forbes.com.

Based on salaries earned between June 1, 2007, through June 1, 2008, Smith bested all competitors, male or female, raking in an estimated $80 million for his big-screen efforts.

His nearest moneymaking rival is Johnny Depp, whose pirate’s booty totaled $72 million.

Not bad for a year’s work.

Smith also got props for something more than his pay stubs—namely, his box-office pull.

In the wake of his latest Independence Day-dominating role, the blockbuster star has become the first actor to have eight straight movies earn more than $100 million at the box office. Hancock picked up where I Am Legend and The Pursuit of Happyness left off.

Smith’s megabucks earning power helped lead his male acting brethren to outearn their female counterparts nearly 2-to-1 over the past year. While the leading men took in an estimated $487 million over the past 12 months, the leading ladies earned half that, banking $244.5 million.

Tied for third place on the top-earning tier are funnymen Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, who each raked in $55 million over the past year despite their recent respective box-office tank jobs, The Love Guru and Meet Dave.

Coming in the fourth spot is Leonardo DiCaprio, with $45 million, followed by Bruce Willis, whose resurrected John McClane helped him earn $41 million.

Ben Stiller is next with $40 million, despite having one of his worst performing films to date with last year’s The Heartbreak Kid. Nipping at his heels is the $38 million-making Nicolas Cage, thanks to the success of National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

A pair of funnymen round out Forbes’ list, with Will Ferrell banking $31 million and fellow Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler taking in a smooth $30 million.

On the women’s side, Cameron Diaz is the best compensated, taking home $50 million. Keira Knightley is next with $32 million, followed by Jennifer Aniston with $27 million.

The Forbes folks also rated which stars were the best bang for the buck, with Vince Vaughn leading the way. Vaughn earned $14.73 in gross income for studios for every dollar he was paid for The Break-Up, Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball.

“That’s because until recently his salary was relatively low, and the films he was in, like Wedding Crashers and The Break-Up, had modest budgets yet did extremely well at the box office worldwide ($285 million and $205 million, respectively),” the magazine said.

Rounding out the top 10: Tobey Maguire ($13.44); Julia Roberts ($13.19); Brad Pitt ($12.73), Naomi Watts and Matt Damon (tied at $12.16 each), George Clooney ($11.56), Jennifer Aniston ($10.48), Hugh Jackman ($9.90) and Ben Stiller ($9.50).

Will Smith ranked 21st, recouping $5.64 for ever dollar shelled out by the studios. Nicole Kidman brought up the rear, ranking 35th with just $1.01 for every dollar spent.

Will Smith: A Dads Pride

My children Trey, Jaden and Willow are the biggest sources of inspiration. I love them like nothing else. They inspire me to act and that makes me Will Smith. They are my critic and they are my fans. They are my life and of course my wife, who is the proud mother to my lovely little cute children.~Will Smith on how his kids inspire him

Will Smith’s Superpowers Still Work

Will Smith did Hancock a solid.

Smith has star-powered the poorly reviewed superhero hybrid to a $66 million opening weekend, and a No. 1 finish, according to Exhibitor Relations estimates today.

WALL-E, last weekend’s champ, stayed strong, grossing another $33.4 million, but finished a distant second.

Hancock goes down as Smith’s seventh straight movie to open No. 1. If you count Shark Tale, the 2004 animated comedy, as a Smith movie, his streak stands at eight straight.

Overall, Hancock has grossed $107.3 million since “previewing” on Tuesday night and “opening” on Wednesday.

Looking strictly at the movie’s first five days, Wednesday-Sunday, Hancock took in $100.4 million, per Box Office Mojo stats, far behind the pace of this summer’s two leading movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($152 million) and Iron Man ($112.1 million).

Among Smith movies, Hancock becomes his top Fourth of July opener, a testament to the star’s drawing power, yes, but also inflation.

Run the movie math (divide the opening weekend gross by the average ticket price), and the numbers show Independence Day, Smith’s signature Fourth of July hit, sold nearly two million more tickets in its opening weekend in 1996 than Hancock did this weekend.

It’s actually better not to run the movie math. Not if you want to enjoy the holiday weekend to the fullest.

Other box office notes:

* Where WALL-E remained hot and pushed its two-weekend total to $128.1 million, Angelina Jolie’s Wanted (third place, $20.6 million; $90.8 million overall) cooled off considerably, with business down 60 percent.
* In its third weekend, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, the critically praised Abigail Breslin family film, opened wide and died—a doll-sized $3.6 million (eighth place) off nearly 1,850 screens.
* Speaking of the dearly departed, Mike Myers’ The Love Guru ($1.7 million) dropped out of the Top 10 after just two weekends.
* Looking on the bright side of a big giant bomb, The Love Guru, at $29.3 million overall, is the highest-grossing Justin Timberlake movie of all time. As long as you don’t count Shrek the Third as a Justin Timberlake movie. Which you really shouldn’t.
* The 1990s-nostalgia trip The Wackness, starring Drake & Josh’s Josh Peck, was the star in limited release, grossing $145,064 at six theaters. Its per-screen average of $24,177 was the tops for any movie of the weekend.
* Despite three movies taking in more than $20 million, the Hancock-led Fourth of July was 4 percent smaller than last year’s Transformers-led Fourth of July. The setback set 2008’s overall business once again behind 2007’s.

Here’s a recap of the top-grossing weekend films based on Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

1. Hancock, $66 million
2. WALL-E, $33.4 million
3. Wanted, $20.6 million
4. Get Smart, $11.1 million
5. Kung Fu Panda, $7.5 million
6. The Incredible Hulk, $5 million
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $3.9 million
8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, $3.6 million
9. Sex and the City, $2.3 million
10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, $2 million

Will Smith And Family Attend Hancock Premiere

Actor Will Smith and his family sons Trey Smith, actor Jaden Smith, and daughter actress Willow Smith and wife actress Jada Pinkett Smith attended the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ movie ‘Hancock’ on June 30, 2008.

Jada Pinkett Smith Lead The Crowd

Talk about an in sync couple! Will and Jada Pinkett Smith lead the crowd in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela Friday during the statesman’s 90th birthday tribute at London’s Hyde Park, where Amy Winehouse also performed.