2017 has been a year of ups and downs, but for some in Hollywood the only thing that has gone up is the their bank account. Forbes, everyone’s favourite wallet watching publication has released a list of the highest earning actors this year and the top spot will shock you.
No it isn’t and indie darling or an envelope pushing actor’s actor. No. Hollywood highest grossing actor is a solid, but dependable Vin Diesel.
It seems as though the public has not yet grown tired of seeing unrealistic car stunts, the Fast and The Furious franchise is not showing any signs of slowing down. The eighth film has grossed $1.6 billion in ticket sales.
Vin Diesel’s co-star Dwane Johnson took second place and Gal Gadot making the podium in third due to the success of Wonder Woman and the disappointing Justice League.
Honorable mentions have to go to homegrown sci-fi franchise stalwarts Daisy Ridley and John Boyega who also made the list.
1. Vin Diesel ($1.6 billion)
2. Dwayne Johnson ($1.5 billion)
3. Gal Gadot ($1.4 billion)
4. Emma Watson ($1.3 billion)
5. Johnny Depp ($1.1 billion)
6. Daisy Ridley ($1.08 billion)
7. Tom Holland ($888 million)
8. Chris Pratt ($864 million)
9. Chris Hemsworth ($845 million)
10. John Boyega ($815 million)
Who wants to bet on how many the 1000 cast members of Marvel’s new Avengers film will make this list?