Dwayne The Rock Johnson has fallen from the top of the mountain.
The latest Forbes list of the world’s highest paid actors now puts Mark Wahlberg at No. 1, with earnings of $68 million in the past 12 months, pre-tax. Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who was ranked as the world’s highest-paid actor last year, fell just short of the top spot at $65 million.
Wahlberg’s Transformers: The Last Knight had the lowest gross of the franchise to date, Forbes reported, “but Wahlberg need not worry–fixed compensation means he benefits even when movies don’t do well.”
Dwayne The Rock Johnson earned an estimated $64.5 million in 2016, and he will top that mark this year just a smidge thanks to his roles in Baywatch and the upcoming Jumanji reboot, among others.
Vin Diesel, Johnson’s co-star in this year’s The Fate of the Furious, clocked in at 3rd place with $54.5 million. Adam Sandler, riding a lucrative Netflix deal, came in at No. 4 with $50.5 million. Another old timer, Jackie Chan, rounded out the top 5 with $49 million as he continues to earn huge sums overseas.
Forbes notes that a quarter of the actors on this year’s list were born outside the U.S., including three stars from India’s Bollywood. Meanwhile, Australian-born Chris Hemsworth, who came in at No. 11 with $31.5 million, saw his earnings jump 250% after signing up for more Marvel Thor movies.
The figures for Forbes’ highest-earning actresses, published last week, are significantly lower. Leader Emma Stone’s $26 million earnings are less than half of Diesel’s. Jennifer Aniston is No. 2 at $25.5 million thanks largely to endorsement deals. No. 3 was Jennifer Lawrence at $24 million.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson is also the actor who made the biggest gain in income this year after more than doubling his 2015 paycheck. Meanwhile, previous big-hitters Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Channing Tatum were not listed after having quieter years.
The list in full:
- Dwayne Johnson = $64,500,000
- Jackie Chan = $61,000,000
- Matt Damon = $55,000,000
- Tom Cruise = $53,000,000
- Johnny Depp = $48,000,000
- Ben Affleck = $43,000,000
- Vin Diesel = $35,000,000
- Shah Rukh Khan = $33,000,000
- Robert Downey Jr = $33,000,000
- Akshay Kumar = $31,500,000
- Brad Pitt = $31,500,000
- Adam Sandler = $30,000,000
- Mark Wahlberg = $30,000,000
- Salman Kahn = $28,500,000
- Leonardo DiCaprio = $27,000,000
- Chris Pratt = $26,000,000
- Will Smith = $20,500,000
- Amitabh Bachchan = $20,000,000
- Matthew McConaughey = $18,000,000
- Harrison Ford = $15,000,000