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Seriously Random List: 6 Stars That Appeared In High-Grossing Franchises But Haven't Recaptured Box Office Success

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 23, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 23, 2013 |

Shannon Elizabeth

Peak: Hot exchange student Nadia in the $409.2 million American Pie franchise.


Highest grossing recent role: I wouldn’t call it recent, but she was in Love Actually, which made $59,696,144.


Hayden Christensen

Peak: Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II and III, which made $1.16549199 billion.


Highest grossing recent role: Jumper ($80,172,128). It sucked.


Taylor Lautner

Peak: In the $1.3635 billion plus grossing The Twilight Saga as the baby-lovin’ Jacob Black.


Highest grossing recent role: Abduction, the flop that was supposed to rocket Lautner into the leading-man action stratosphere but made $28,087,155 and sucked. Actually, his uncredited frat boy role in Grown Ups 2 made more money with a $133,668,525 gross box office total.


Ashley Greene

Peak: The same $1.3635 billion plus grossing The Twilight Saga as psychic vampire Alice.


Highest grossing recent role: Do you remember that movie called The Apparition? No one else does either, as it made $4,936,819.


Teri Polo

Peak: If one can refer to such a franchise as a peak, she was Pam in Meet the Parents ($166,244,045), Meet the Fockers ($279,261,160), and Little Fockers ($148,438,600).


Highest grossing recent role: None of Teri’s recent movie roles actually show up in Box Office Mojo’s database, which is telling, so please enjoy her in this onesie from the Oh Honey No collection at Sears.


Katie Featherston

Peak: Paranormal Activity’s Katie in the $350.6 million grossing franchise.


Highest Grossing Recent Role: Um. Paranormal Activity 4 since she literally has only one other movie on her IMDB page and it doesn’t exist to Box Office Mojo. I’m not sure if I admire her not-give-a-f*ckness or not.