The Rock has fallen from the top of the mountain.
The latest Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid actors now puts Mark Wahlberg at No. 1, with earnings of $68 million in the past 12 months, pre-tax. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was ranked as the world’s highest-paid actor last year, fell just short of the top spot at $65 million.
Wahlberg’s Transformers: The Last Knight had the lowest gross of the franchise to date, Forbes reported, “but Wahlberg need not worry–fixed compensation means he benefits even when movies don’t do well.”
Johnson earned an estimated $64.5 million in 2016, and he will top that mark this year just a smidge thanks to his roles in Baywatch and the upcoming Jumanji reboot, among others.
Vin Diesel, Johnson’s co-star in this year’s The Fate of the Furious, clocked in at 3rd place with $54.5 million. Adam Sandler, riding a lucrative Netflix deal, came in at No. 4 with $50.5 million. Another old timer, Jackie Chan, rounded out the top 5 with $49 million as he continues to earn huge sums overseas.
Forbes notes that a quarter of the actors on this year’s list were born outside the U.S., including three stars from India’s Bollywood. Meanwhile, Australian-born Chris Hemsworth, who came in at No. 11 with $31.5 million, saw his earnings jump 250% after signing up for more Marvel Thor movies.
The figures for Forbes’ highest-earning actresses, published last week, are significantly lower. Leader Emma Stone’s $26 million earnings are less than half of Diesel’s. Jennifer Aniston is No. 2 at $25.5 million thanks largely to endorsement deals. No. 3 was Jennifer Lawrence at $24 million.
Courtesy of www.time.com