Step Aside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, There’s A New Highest Paid Actor In Town

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Remember how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson climbed that mountain last year to become the highest paid actor in Hollywood? (And Bollywood.) Yeah, those days are over. At least for 2017.

Because there’s a new money king in town and he’s actually worked with The Rock in a movie, Pain & Gain, and his name is Mark Wahlberg.

That’s right, a movie which scored a whopping 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Transformers: The Last Knight, was enough to topple the most electrifying man in entertainment’s time at the top. Thanks to that dud and the forthcoming Daddy’s Home 2, 46-year-old Wahlberg managed to eek out the win this year over The Rock, who dropped to number two on the list, $68 million to $65 million, according to Forbes.

2015’s highest paid actor, Robert Downey, Jr., dropped all the way down to sixth at just $48 million. Poor guy.

Vin Diesel came in third at $54.5 million and no explanation is really necessary there, but Adam Sandler coming in fourth with $50.5 million might be a bit of a head-scratcher until you realize Netflix signed him to a $250 million deal to make four movies for them.

Here’s the entire very Marvel-heavy top 20 …

1. Mark Wahlberg – $68 million
2. Dwayne Johnson – $65 million
3. Vin Diesel – $54.5 million
4. Adam Sandler – $50.5 million
5. Jackie Chan – $49 million
6. Robert Downey, Jr. – $48 million
7. Tom Cruise – $43 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan – $38 million
9. Salman Khan – $37 million
10. Akshay Kumar – $35.5 million
11. Chris Hemsworth – $31.5 million
12. Tom Hanks – $31 million
13. Samuel L. Jackson $30.5 million
14. Ryan Gosling – $29 million
15. Ryan Reynolds – $21.5 million
16. Matt Damon – $21 million
17. Jeremy Renner – $19 million
18. Chris Evans – $18 million
19. Chris Pratt – $17 million
20. Mark Ruffalo – $13 million

Those three names in the middle of the list may be unfamiliar to Americans, but they’re big Bollywood stars on the other side of the planet.

Meanwhile, on the women’s side, Emma Stone topped Forbes’ highest paid actresses of 2017 list at $26 million, which would have put her 15th on the men’s list, right behind her La La Land costar Ryan Gosling.

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1. Emma Stone – $26 million
2. Jennifer Aniston – $25.5 million
3. Jennifer Lawrence – $24 million
4. Melissa McCarthy – $18 million
5. Mila Kunis – $15.5 million
6t. Emma Watson – $14 million
6t. Charlize Theron – $14 million
8t. Cate Blanchett – $12 million
8t. Julia Roberts – $12 million
10. Amy Adams – $10.5 million

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