Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is Hollywood’s top-grossing actor

2013-12-18 12:01

Los Angeles – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been named 2013’s top-grossing actor.

The four movies the 42-year-old star appeared in this year – Fast & Furious 6, GI Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch – banked a collective $1.3 billion (R13.4 billion) at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jnr, who only released one movie in 2013, the highest-grossing production Iron Man 3 which took $1.2 billion.

Despicable Me 2 star Steve Carrell ranked third with his work – including The Way Way Back and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – bringing in $964 million, while WWE superstar Dwayne’s Fast & Furious 6 co-star, Riddick actor Vin Diesel placed fourth with $887 million.

Gravity and The Heat’s successes with audiences helped propel Sandra Bullock to number five in the list – compiled by Forbes – with her movies grossing a total of $862 million this year.

In sixth place was another Fast & Furious 6 actor, the late Paul Walker, who passed away last month after a car accident, bringing in $789 million, all of which came from the latest instalment of the action franchise.

In joint seventh place were Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman with the animated tale bringing in $743 million.

Thor: The Dark World and Rush actor Chris Hemsworth’s 2013 work grossed $701 million, ranking him ninth, and Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress Jennifer Lawrence completed the top 10 with box office takings of $700 million.

Forbes’ top 10 highest-grossing actors of 2013

1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – $1.3 billion

2. Robert Downey Jnr – $1.2 billion

3. Steve Carrell – $964 million

4. Vin Diesel – $887 million

5. Sandra Bullock – $862 million

6. Paul Walker – $789 million

7. Billy Crystal – $743 million

8. John Goodman – $743 million

9. Chris Hemsworth – $701 million

10. Jennifer Lawrence – $700 million ‘

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