It wasn't George Clooney who brought in the most bucks at the box office in 2009 -- no, he was merely the fourth-ranked bread earner. And it wasn't Robert Downey, Jr. -- even with all the 'Sherlock Holmes' hoopla, he was down the list at No. 5. And Meryl Streep? Sure, she had a terrific 2009. But she was down the list even further, located at No. 6.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was Sandra Bullock who landed at No. 1 on the Quigley Publishing Co.'s annual list of the top moneymaking stars of the year. With the powerful box-office strength of 'The Proposal' and 'The Blind Side' giving her award nominations and other brand-building tailwinds, Bullock becomes the eighth woman to top Quigley's list since it began in 1932 -- and the first since Julia Roberts in 1999.
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