Oddly sufficient, now that the numbers have begun to circulation in, it seems like the 2 highest-grossing actors of 2017 even have fairly a bit in frequent with each other. Not solely are Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson two of Hollywood’s most recognizable chrome-domed motion heroes, however The Fate of the Furious co-stars have formally been topped as the 2 largest field workplace earners of the final yr.
Taking the highest spot is Vin Diesel, whose work on The Destiny of the Livid and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage catapulted him to a worldwide field workplace haul of $1.6 billion (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was not counted, because it solely featured Diesel’s voice as Child Groot). Coming in at second place is different Destiny actor The Rock, who additionally underperformed with the discharge of Baywatch earlier this summer time, however then greater than made up for it with the opening weekend of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — and Jumanji can be anticipated to proceed incomes for him going into 2018. As of proper now, it seems like Diesel’s $1.6 billion for 2017 will simply barely edge out The Rock’s $1.5 billion. Let’s simply hope that does not ignite anymore Fast and Furious drama between them.
Going one spot down the Forbes checklist of highest-grossing actors, we come to one of many yr’s most profitable superheroes. Wonder Woman helped Gal Gadot rake in $822 million worldwide, and whereas Zack Snyder’s Justice League didn’t perform quite as well as many followers anticipated it to when it debuted again in November, the movie’s field workplace earnings nonetheless helped catapult Ms. Gadot to an annual haul of $1.four billion.
On prime of all of that, Gal Gadot can be a former star of the Quick and Livid franchise, having appeared alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson because the endlessly badass Gisele Yashar earlier than the dying of her character on the finish of Fast and Furious 6. Gadot didn’t seem in The Destiny of the Livid with Diesel and Johnson this yr, however the franchise did assist launch her profession as a solo act, so that’s one thing value stating.
So these are the highest earners of 2017, and we are going to simply have to attend and see what the subsequent yr brings. Between major 2018 premieres like Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel, DC’s Aquaman, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, there are many movies which have the potential to usher in some critical cash for a variety of actors.