Dwayne Johnson Named Top-Grossing Actor Of 2013
Dwayne Johnson, the Fast and Furious 6 star, has been named Forbes’ highest-grossing actor of 2013. The popular action star has been known to be in some big box office hits, and as a result, becomes the actor who made the most money of anyone this year.
It was a big year for action films, and while Iron Man 3 was the highest-grossing film, Robert Downey Jr. simply did not make enough other films in order to beat Dwayne Johnson out for the top-grossing actor of the year honor.
Dwayne Johnson appeared in five films this year, and while they weren’t all huge hits, Fast And Furious 6 was able to get him there with a little bit of help from the others, such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation. His films made a total of $1.3 billion at the global box office, preventing anyone else from coming close.
The magazine takes into account the gross of an actor’s films between the time period of June 2012-June 2013, and are looking at how many dollars each star’s movies brought in at the box office worldwide this year.
As a contrast to this honor, Adam Sandler was recently received the most-overpaid actor honor for 2013.
With Fast And Furious 7 set to come out next year, in addition to Hercules, he could be looking at a similar year for 2014. The success of Fast And Furious 6 was also big enough to place Vin Diesel and Paul Walker on the list as well, although Diesel placed higher due to his latest Riddick film hitting theaters this year as well. In total, Fast And Furious 6 made $788.6 million at the box office.
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Robert Downey Jr. is second on the list with $1.2 billion in box office earnings, due to the success of Iron Man 3. While he has films coming out next year, he is not predicted to have another big year until 2015 when The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out.
As it certainly helps to make multiple films in a year, Steve Carrell placed in third with three films to help him out, one of them being a huge success. Despicable Me 2 was a hit with people of all ages, and brought in $919 million at the box office. Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence also make the list as the only two women this year.
Despite not having the top-grossing film, Dwayne Johnson was able to grab the honor of the top-grossing actor of 2013.
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