GROTON, Mass., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2011 in Quigley Publishing Company's 80th annual poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.
This is Pitt's sixth appearance in the poll, but his first win.
Exhibitors felt Pitt was responsible for more traffic to theaters than any other Hollywood star based on his performances this year in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life" and "Happy Feet Two."
The Quigley Poll is an annual survey of motion-picture theater owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the 10 stars they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theaters during the year.
George Clooney placed second this year based on his work in "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants."
Johnny Depp, last year's winner, made it to No. 3 this year with roles in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "The Rum Diary."
Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2011: one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2011 winners are Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and Jonah Hill, who had a breakthrough performance in "Moneyball" and starred in "The Sitter."
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