With four kids and twins on the way, Brad Pitt‘s made it pretty clear that Angelina Jolie is the woman for him. But when it comes to the bigger star, who can still pack a theater –the mother of his children or his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston?
Fans will find out on October 24, when the actresses go head to head with movies opening the same day.
Angie will star in Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling, while Aniston will lead an ensemble cast in the romantic comdey He’s Just Not That Into You.
So how do these two actually fare against each other? It’s a difficult race when you realize Angie and Jen both reign supreme in very different genres of film (Aniston is the perpetual girl-next-door while Jolie tends to pick more dark, quirky roles).
Either way, the former Friends star will probably win the dollar race because her film debuts in a nationwide release, while Changeling will open in a few select theaters in order to create buzz for a wider opening on October 31.
But Jolie, who won an Oscar for her role in 1999’s Girl, Interrupted, is likely to get more acclaim. Changeling was well received by critics at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and has already put the soon-to-be mother of six in the running for a best-actress Oscar.
Angelina also seems to have the better box office resume. Forbes ranked her number 3 on its 2008 Celebrity 100 list, which rates stars on their earnings and fame. Aniston came in at number 17. Her net worth was estimated at $27 million compared to Jolie’s $14 million, however Angie still ranked higher because of her unrivaled levels of fame.
Jolie’s hits include Girl, Interrupted, for which she won a Golden Globe and an Oscar. She became an international superstar with Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a big-budget film that earned $275 million worldwide and launched her career as an action superhero.
In 2005 she made Mr. and Mrs. Smith with current boyfriend Brad Pitt. The film is Jolie’s biggest commercial success to date, earning $478 million worldwide.
Aniston has starred in a bevy of feel-good movies including The Object of My Affection, The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty and Along Came Polly, which did well at the box office, opening in the number one spot when it was released.
Her 2006 film The Breakup, co-starring Vince Vaughn, earned $203 million worldwide.