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IMDb Announces the Top 10 Stars of 2013; Jennifer Lawrence is the Girl on Fire, Ranking #1 and Outpacing Her Nearest Competitor by More Than 89%

December 10, 2013

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Jennifer Lawrence (#2 in 2012 and #1 Emerging Star of 2011) Earns #1 Spot, Dethroning Tom Hardy Who Ranks #5 This Year; TV Stars Earned 6 of the Top 10 Emerging Stars of the Year Slots, With Charlie Hunnam at #1

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the top 10 stars of 2013, the top 10 emerging stars of 2013, and other year-end results. Rather than base its annual rankings on the reviews of critics or box office performance, these definitive top 10 lists are determined by the actual page views of the more than 160 million monthly unique users of IMDb.

For other year-end lists, and to view the IMDb Top 100 Stars of 2013 chart in full, go to: http://www.imdb.com/bestof2013. Additional lists that are available in this special year-in-review section include the following: The top 10 domestic box office hits of the year; the top 10 most viewed trailers of the year; the top 10 most popular social media stories of the year; the top 10 user-rated movies of 2013: the top 10 user-rated TV shows of 2013; and staff picks including personal top 10 lists created by Col Needham (IMDb's founder and CEO), Keith Simanton (IMDb's managing editor) and Melanie McFarland (IMDb's TV editor).

And the 2013 winners are:

The IMDb Top 10 Stars of 2013* 1. Jennifer Lawrence 2. Chloe Grace Moretz 3. Leonardo DiCaprio 4. Ryan Gosling 5. Tom Hardy 6. Anna Kendrick 7. Johnny Depp 8. Henry Cavill 9. Chris Hemsworth 10. Benedict Cumberbatch *List determined by total page views in 2013.

The IMDb Top 10 Emerging Stars of 2013* 1. Charlie Hunnam (#14 overall) 2. Nicholas Hoult (#26 overall) 3. Paul Walker (#61 overall) 4. Shailene Woodley (#64 overall) 5. Aaron Paul (#66 overall) 6. Karl Urban (#69 overall) 7. Logan Lerman (#73 overall) 8. Rebel Wilson (#75 overall) 9. Natalie Dormer (#85 overall) 10. Dave Franco (#86 overall) *These are the stars who made their debut on the IMDb Top 100 Stars of the Year chart for the first time in 2013. List determined by total page views in 2013.

To view the IMDb Top 100 stars of 2013 in full, go to: http://www.imdb.com/bestof2013.

"The big story this year is Jennifer Lawrence, who is literally 'The Girl on Fire,'" said Keith Simanton, IMDb's managing editor. "In 2011 she ranked #1 on the IMDb Top 10 Emerging Stars of the Year list. In 2012 she came in at #2 on our overall Top 10 Stars of 2012 on the strength of the first Hunger Games. This year, she's #1 as she dominated much of the early awards season, when she won the Oscar for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. Then she re-ignited the latter half of the year as The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, lit up November with box office records. It's also important to note that she dominated this year's rankings, outpacing her nearest competitor, Chloe Grace Moretz, with 89% more page views. She led the rest of the field by a much higher margin."

"Chloe Grace Moretz has also experienced a significant rise over the last several years, moving from #55 on our Top Stars of 2011 chart, to #17 in 2012," said Keith Simanton. "She catapulted from #17 to #2 in 2013 - an impressive accomplishment that was fueled by fan interest in the remake of Carrie and her film Kick-Ass 2."

"Last year's #1 star, Tom Hardy, who played Bane in the The Dark Knight Rises, was out of the limelight for much of 2013 and consequently slid to #5," said Simanton. "Conversely, Henry Cavill who played another character from the DC universe -- Superman in the June release Man of Steel -- soared from #38 in 2012 to #8 this year."

"One of the most surprising things about this year's top 10 stars of the year list is the appearance of Anna Kendrick at #6 even though she didn't appear in a blockbuster film in 2013," said Simanton. "She was #46 on last year's chart and rode a wave of popularity this year from her 2012 film, Pitch Perfect, which continued to connect with audiences in 2013 as did Kendrick's popular song 'Cups' from the film's official soundtrack. This lift occurred not only for Kendrick but also for her co-stars Rebel Wilson (who ranked on our Top 10 Emerging Stars chart at #8 and on our overall Top 100 chart at #75 this year) and Brittany Snow (who ranked #90). These rankings reflect the ripple effect of titles like Pitch Perfect that build over time as more and more people discover and share them long after their theatrical releases."

"Though Catching Fire has been good for Jennifer Lawrence it appeared too late in the season to help her co-stars. Josh Hutcherson dropped dramatically from his #9 spot last year to #54 this year. Liam Hemsworth also experienced a notable fall from #12 to #59."

"The Twilight team also lost their bite. Robert Pattinson (#1 in 2009, #26 in 2011, #33 in 2012) is at #177 this year. Kristen Stewart (#2 in 2010, #12 in 2011, #10 in 2012) landed at #68. And Taylor Lautner lost his shirt, dropping from #146 in 2012 to #397 in 2013."

"Television played an increasingly important role in the rankings this year, with Game of Thrones enjoying a particularly strong showing," said IMDb's TV editor, Melanie McFarland. "Lena Headey, who stars as the ruthless Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, first made an appearance on our 2012 Top Stars list at #43 and jumped to #13 this year. Emilia Clarke followed closely behind her at #17. Their co-stars, Natalie Dormer (#85) and Peter Dinklage (#89), also joined the Top 100 ranks this year. The men of Breaking Bad had a strong showing as well, with Bryan Cranston at #39 and Aaron Paul at #66 overall. In fact, stars of TV shows earned 6 out of the top 10 positions on this year's Emerging Stars of the year list, as follows: Charlie Hunnam (#1), Shailene Woodley (#4), Aaron Paul (#5), Karl Urban (#6), Rebel Wilson (#8) and Natalie Dormer (#9). This is the first year we've seen so many TV names in the Top 100 Stars and Top 10 Emerging Stars list, although some can be considered cross-overs, most notably Shailene Woodley, star of the highly anticipated feature films Divergent and Fault In Our Stars. Additionally, Charlie Hunnam, the star of FX's Sons of Anarchy, was propelled to the top of this year's Emerging Stars list (and to #14 overall) based primarily on his casting as Christian Grey, the central character in the highly anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey. He then pulled out of the production, further stoking curiosity about Hunnam."

Appendix:

For Comparison: The IMDb Top 10 Stars of 2012* 1. Tom Hardy 2. Jennifer Lawrence 3. Chris Hemsworth 4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 5. Christian Bale 6. Channing Tatum 7. Johnny Depp 8. Emma Stone 9. Josh Hutcherson 10. Kristen Stewart *List determined by total page views in 2012.

For Comparison: The IMDb Top 10 Emerging Stars of 2012* 1. Liam Hemsworth 2. Rooney Mara 3. Lena Headey 4. Tom Hiddleston 5. Noomi Rapace 6. Taylor Kitsch 7. Cobie Smulders 8. Benedict Cumberbatch 9. Jim Parsons 10. Ian Somerhalder *Stars who made their debut on the IMDb Top 100 STARmeter chart in 2012. List determined by total page views in 2012.

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To access b-roll footage of the talent referenced in this press release, go to: http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhjNHArZ2o4aU1VV01UQw. To request an interview (print or broadcast) with IMDb's managing editor, Keith Simanton, please email: press@imdb.com.

About IMDb

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (www.imdb.com) is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 160 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a searchable database of more than 130 million data items including more than 2.7 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 5.5 million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb provides -- including showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries, entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature sections and a universal Watchlist -- when making viewing decisions. IMDb's portfolio of leading entertainment apps (http://www.imdb.com/apps/) includes its popular "Movies & TV" app for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Android tablets, Windows Phone and its mobile-optimized website. To date, there have been more than 75 million downloads of IMDb's mobile apps worldwide. IMDb's X-Ray for Movies & TV (www.imdb.com/x-ray) is a feature that revolutionizes the viewing experience by bringing the power of IMDb directly to Kindle Fire HD and Wii U devices. IMDb Pro (http://www.imdbpro.com) is a subscription version of IMDb designed exclusively for professionals who work in the entertainment industry. IMDb Pro provides contact information, in production listings for film and television projects and exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by user searches on IMDb. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Withoutabox (http://www.withoutabox.com), a marketplace for film festivals and filmmakers, and Box Office Mojo (http://www.boxofficemojo.com), the leading online box-office reporting service. IMDb.com is operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) (http://www.amazon.com). To learn more, go to: http://www.imdb.com/press.

IMDb Emily Glassman, 206-266-8077 press@imdb.com

Source: IMDb

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