This year, Hollywood’s biggest stars battled for box office supremacy. But only one holds the title of Forbes‘ top-grossing actor of 2013.
The year 2013 is coming to a close and it’s time for Forbes‘ annual box office tally. It has done the math and uncovered the top-grossing actor of the year. Who has starred in more blockbusters? Who can be named king of the cinema?
According to the site, Dwayne Johnson has that honor. The wrestler-turned-actor’s films brought in some serious bank. He has Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and of course, Fast & Furious 6 to thank for his $1.3. billion gross.
Johnson has been acting professionally for more than a decade and his hard work has paid off. He’s become synonymous with action franchises. Not only does he lead them, he revitalizes them. The Fast & Furious franchise and the G.I. Joe series are both a testament to that fact. The latter could have easily gone downhill, but it came back bigger and better.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation had a worldwide gross of $375.7 million compared with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’s $302.4 million. Do you see what adding a little Johnson can do? Next up, the actor will tackle the iconic tale of Hercules alongside Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. He’s also part of Fast & Furious 7, which is still in production limbo.
Here’s the full list of 2013’s top-grossing movie stars:
- Dwayne Johnson – $1.3 billion
- Robert Downey Jr. – $1.2 billion
- Steve Carell – $964 million
- Vin Diesel – $887 million
- Sandra Bullock – $862 million
- Paul Walker – $789 million
- Billy Crystal – $743 million
- John Goodman – $743 million
- Chris Hemsworth – $701 million
- Jennifer Lawrence – $700 million