“What Culture” magazine lists the top 10 actors with the highest box office totals in Hollywood history. In it, Marvel action stars dominate and Scarlett Johansson is the only woman.
10. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ( $9.8 billion ) : After more than 15 years in Hollywood, the muscular actor from wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a certain position in the electrical industry. image. For many years in a row, he has been at the top of the income list in the actor world, becoming one of the stars with the strongest financial potential in the film industry. He is also the highest earning star in 2017 with 124 million USD . He became a box office star thanks to the hit series Fast and Furious, San Andreas, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Rampage, GI Joe: Retaliation, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and voice acting roles in animated films like Moana.
9. Idris Elba ( $ 9.9 billion ): Black actor has just been voted by People magazine as the sexiest man on the planet. The 46-year-old actor is an acting talent that has been confirmed through many famous works, TV series such as The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , Thor: Ragnarok. He also appeared in many top blockbusters such as the series Avenges, Thor, Pacific Rim, Prometheus and voiced animated films such as Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book.
8. Tom Cruise ( $10.1 billion ): As the favorite name of Hollywood entertainment blockbuster filmmakers, it’s not surprising that Tom Cruise has many record-breaking paid roles. Even, the level of money that this action superstar receives is up to more than 20% of the total movie revenue, not including the percentage of commission. For example, the sci-fi film War of the Worlds (2005) grossed $591 million but had to pay Tom $100 million separately . The 56-year-old actor earned the most money from Hollywood’s most classic action series – Mission Impossible – with nearly $ 400 million. This is the highest paid screen character of all time. In addition, he also collected a lot of money from a series of other action movies such as War of the Worlds, The Last Samurai, Minority Report and Top Gun.
7. Vin Diesel ( $10.3 billion ): Like The Rock, Vin Diesel became an action star after the hit series Fast and Furious. He is the person with the highest total salary in the world in 2017 after two blockbusters Fast & Furious 8 and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Although his acting career is not diverse and is only encapsulated in entertainment blockbusters, thanks to the great success of the Fast and Furious series that he played the main role, his brand value increased significantly. . In addition, he also voiced the role of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
6. Ian McKellen ( USD 10.4 billion ): He is a veteran actor with the most massive Hollywood career with all kinds of roles. Not only being honored in a variety of acting awards, big and small, Ian McKellen also deserves to be in the cast of stars with the highest box office income of all time because of his relentless hard work. The films that brought him the most money were The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Hobbit series , Beauty and the Beast and the X-Men.
5. Johnny Depp ( $10.6 billion ): The romantic pirate Jack Sparrow received a lot of money from one of the most famous and expensive Hollywood series – Pirates of the Caribbean . After 5 episodes, Pirates of the Caribbean has collected more than 4.5 billion USD . The actor’s massive acting career also owns many other blockbusters such as Alice in Wonderland, At World’s End, Fantastic Beasts 1,2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Murder on the Orient Express . However, recently, the 55-year-old actor has shown signs of weakness in his career. Not only were his films not well received, but Depp was frequently involved in litigation, especially his noisy divorce from Amber Heard.
4. Andy Serkis ( $11 billion ) : Andrew Clement Serkis is a British actor and director, famous in Hollywood for his impressive “hidden” roles. Actor Andy Serkis is the creator of the classic monster and animal characters on the screen and is the “king of acting with motion-capture” (motion simulation technology). With the number of 26 films that have appeared, including many billion-dollar blockbusters such as the Star Wars series, Avengers, Black Panther, The Lord of the Rings, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and King Kong,Andy Serkis has worked for many years. Being in the top 5 is completely understandable.
3. Scarlett Johansson ( $11.5 billion ): The fact that this hot star is the only woman on the list is not difficult to understand. Thanks to her participation in the $ 2 billion blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War , Scarlett Johansson became the highest earning actress in the world in 2018 ( $ 40.5 million ). In addition, she is also one of the key actors in 5 other movies of the MCU and a number of hit movies like Lucy, The Horse Whisperer and voiced animated movies like Sing, The Jungle Book.
2. Robert Downey Jr. ( USD 11.7 billion ): American actor Robert John Downey owns a landmark role in the life and universe of Marvel superheroes – Tony Stark (Iron Man). This role helped revive the 55-year-old actor’s name after a long time of struggling with drugs and stimulants. Besides the 3 separate Iron Man movies and the world’s most expensive brand Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. also participated in another hit film franchise, Sherlock Holmes , directed by Guy Ritchie.
1. Samuel L. Jackson ( USD 13.3 billion ): Perhaps the name Samuel Leroy Jackson at the top of this list caused many surprises for the audience. Because he mostly does not play the main role in blockbusters, but only appears in the supporting cast. However, with hard work and hard work, the black actor has become one of the most popular actors and filmmakers in the US in particular and the world in general in both film and television fields. . He is playing commander Nick Fury in the Marvel superhero movie world, appearing in the Star Wars prequel series , starring in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park , voicing The Incredibles and at the same time a familiar face in the movies. Famous films directed by Quentin Tarantino.