Nice work if you can get it.
Renowned American business magazine Forbes has compiled a list of actors whose movies made the most money in 2017 and here’s what they came up with:
1. Vin Diesel
Diesel’s movies took in a massive $1.6 billion this year. The eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious and action flick xXx: The Return of Xander Cage were mainly responsible.
2. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Johnson appeared alongside Diesel in the Fast and the Furious, stripped off for beach flop Baywatch, and currently stars in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. His movies pulled in $1.5 billion and we doubt he’ll like losing out to Diesel. (Apparently they don’t get along).
3. Gal Gadot
The Israeli pulled in a massive $1.4 billion for the wildly successful Wonder Woman and the, eh, slightly less successful Justice League.
Two other notable inclusions in the top ten, at the time of writing, are Daisy Ridley (no. 6) at $1.06 billion and John Boyega (no. 10) on $815 million. Alongside their Star Wars work (which will generate more money this weekend) Ridley appeared in Murder on the Orient Express with Boyega featuring in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit.
How did Forbes calculate the list? They “added up the 2017 global ticket sales of major actors’ films as of December 26th, 2017, using data from Box Office Mojo.” So, there you go.