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'Harry Potter' Emma Watson, Rupert Grint highest-earning film couple

Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have been named as the highest-earning on-screen couple of the past five years.

The pair beat Twilight colleagues Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to top the list, taking home box office earnings of $4.2 billion (£2.7 billion) to the real-life lovers' $2.5 billion (£1.6 billion).

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1'
Edward and Bella

Original Transformers duo Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox came third in the ranking compiled by Forbes and Box Office Mojo with a total of $1.5 billion (£972 million), while Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow finished just behind on $1.2 billion (£777 million).

LaBeouf appears again at five with Fox's Transformers successor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The pair pulled in $1.1 billion (£712 million) from their only team-up to date in 2011 sequel Dark of the Moon.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard are the only couple to land in the top ten for starring in a non-franchise film, finishing ninth with $825 million (£534 million) for Christopher Nolan's Inception.

Watson, Grint and their Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe were revealed to be worth close to £100 million ($154 million) collectively in Heat's Under 30 Rich List published in November.

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The full top ten is as follows:

1. Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, Harry Potter - $4.2b
2. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Twilight - $2.5b
3. Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Transformers 1, 2 - $1.5b
4. Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man - $1.2b
5. Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers 3 - $1.1b
6. Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - $1b (£648m)
7. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3 - $963m (£606m)
8. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man - $890m (£576m)
9. Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard, Inception - $825m
10. Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City - $703m (£455m)
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