Denzel Washington was the top money-making star actor in 2012, according to a poll that tallies the votes of theater owners and film buyers that is done by Quigley Publishing.
While the Quigley Poll is not as recognizable as other entertainment awards, such as the Oscars or the Golden Globe awards, it is about dollars and sense instead of performance quality. However, it is noteworthy that, more times than not, how nthe two go hand-in hand.
The Quigley Poll, which has been conducted by Quigley Publishing since 1932, appears in the annually published International Motion Picture Almanac. The poll has been cited as a reliable indicator of a movie star’s real box-office appeal, because the voting is from professionals whose financial stability depends on the films they choose to run in their theaters.