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DO BIG MUSCLES EQUAL BIG BOX OFFICE?

EW's Buff-O-Meter compares the box office receipts of movies starring actresses with buff bods

In the boxing saga Million Dollar Baby, Hilary Swank (with Clint Eastwood) sports a six-pack, super-cut arms, and a mean right hook. She's not the first Hollywood she-hulk to get ripped for a role, which got us wondering, does a buff bod equal strong box office?

LINDA HAMILTON
Children of the Corn 1984 $15 million
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 $205 million

SIGOURNEY WEAVER
Working Girl 1988 $62 million Alien 3 1992 $56 million

ANGELA BASSETT
Boyz N the Hood 1991 $58 million What's Love Got to Do WIth It 1993 $39 million

DEMI MOORE
Ghost 1990 $218 million G.I. Jane 1997 $48 million

Originally posted Dec 13, 2004 Published in issue #797 Dec 17, 2004 Order article reprints
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