Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Year's Highest Earning Aussies; AC/DC Take out Top Honours, Proving All Those Concerts Weren't Just about Having a Good Time

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Year's Highest Earning Aussies; AC/DC Take out Top Honours, Proving All Those Concerts Weren't Just about Having a Good Time

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ACTRESS Nicole Kidman and her country music singer husband Keith Urban have proven themselves to be Australia's entertainment power couple, with both making the top 10 in BRW's 2010 list of the nation's richest entertainers.

With earnings of $20 million, Urban sustained his number five position, while Kidman dropped slightly from the ninth spot to number 10 after making $9.6 million in 2010.

Kidman's close friend Naomi Watts was the highest earning woman on the list, coming in at seventh place with earnings of $11.9 million.

Making their debut as the top Australian entertainment earners for the year were the team behind Walking with Dinosaurs, production company Global Creatures.

An estimated 6.6 million people from across the globe have seen the live show, which has earned $140 million and generated ticket sales worth $350 million.

The next highest earners were veteran rockers AC/DC, who made $131.4 million, but who dropped from first place despite earning $26 million more than last year. …

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