Vin Diesel, Gal Gadot Top List of 2017’s Highest-Grossing Actors
Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood's top-grossing actors, and where 2017 is concerned, it's a little bit Furious and a whole lot of Wonder-ful.
The site reported Wednesday (December 27) that Vin Diesel is officially the year's top earner — his films earned $1.6 billion worldwide, thanks in no small part to the success of the Fate of the Furious, which was released April. The eighth installment of the racing franchise made more than $1.2 billion globally, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who landed at No. 2 on Forbes' list, can also thank the film for the bulk of his massive 2017 success.
And to complete the Top 3 is Gal Gadot, whose projects raked in $1.4 billion globally. Wonder Woman, most famously, made more than $800 million, which officially means it's the highest-grossing action film ever directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins). And a showing in Justice League, which hit theaters in November, helped to boost Gadot's rank.
And the stars of Star Wars actors made a strong showing too — Daisy Ridley landed at No. 6 (her films raked in $1.08 billion), and John Boyega rounded out the Top 10 at No. 10 (his films earned $815 million). Star Wars has so far made $800 million at the box office.
Forbes made its calculations using data from Box Office Mojo, and its included films all hit theaters before December 26.
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