First ladies

Meryl Streep compares favorably with the highest-grossing prestige actresses over 50

Meryl Streep
Age: 60 (15 Oscar noms, two wins)
Top 5 live-action films:
"Mamma Mia!" (2008) $144 mil
"The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) $125 mil
"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004) $119 mil
"Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) $106 mil
"Out of Africa" (1985) $87 mil
Next release: "Julie & Julia," Columbia, Aug. 7

Maggie Smith
Age: 74 (six Oscar noms, two wins)
Top 5 live-action films:
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) $318 mil
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007) $292 mil
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) $290 mil
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002) $262 mil
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004) $249 mil
Next release: "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang," Universal, TBD

Kathy Bates
Age: 61 (three Oscar noms, one win)
Top 5 live-action films:
"Titanic" (1997) $601 mil
"The Waterboy" (1998) $161 mil
"Dick Tracy" (1990) $104 mil
"Failure to Launch" (2006) $89 mil
"Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991) $81 mil
Next release: "The Blind Side," Warner Bros., Nov. 20

Sigourney Weaver
Age: 59 (three Oscar noms)
Top 5 live-action films:
"Ghostbusters" (1984) $239 mil
"The Village" (2004) $114 mil
"Ghostbusters II" (1989) $112 mil
"Aliens" (1986) $85 mil
"Alien" (1979) $79 mil
Next release: "Avatar," Fox, Dec. 18

Diane Keaton
Age: 63 (four Oscar noms, one win)
Top 5 live-action films:
"The Godfather" (1972) $135 mil
"Something's Gotta Give" (2003) $125 mil
"The First Wives Club" (1996) $105 mil
"Father of the Bride" (1991) $89 mil
"Father of the Bride Part II" (1995) $77 mil
Next release: "Morning Glory," Paramount, July 30

All figures domestic
Source: Nielsen EDI
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