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Dwayne Johnson is 2013's top-grossing actor

Dwayne Johnson is 2013's top-grossing actor

Dec 17 2013, 5:36am CST | by

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', 'G. I Joe: Retaliation, 'Pain...

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Dwayne Johnson is 2013's top-grossing actor

Dec 17 2013, 5:36am CST | by

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', 'G. I Joe: Retaliation, 'Pain & Gain, and 'Snitch' - banked a collective $1.3 billion at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jr., 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 installment 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 Jr. - $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

7 = John Goodman - $743 million

9. Chris Hemsworth - $701 million

10. Jennifer Lawrence - $700 million

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‘Lucy’ Beating Up ‘Hercules’ at Friday Box Office

Jul 25 2014 7:21pm CDT | Source: Variety

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Scarlett Johansson is overpowering Dwayne Johnson in their first skirmish for supremacy at the U.S. box office with her “Lucy” heading for a $38 million opening weekend — $10 million ahead of “Hercules.” Early estimates placed Universal Pictures’ “Lucy” on track for $14 million to $15 million on Friday, including $2.7 million from 2,386 late... Read mor ...
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The Evolution of Hercules in Pop Culture

Jul 25 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: Scandalist

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
This weekend marks Hercules’ return to the big screen. A staple in the hero canon, the half man, and half god has slayed lions, bedded mortal women, and even hung out with the Three Stooges. Over the past seven decades, the hero has transformed from an Italian Stallion of the 1950s to the Blockbuster Beefcake we see today thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kellan Lutz taking on the title role. With the former’s film (Hercules directed by Brett Ratner) opening this weeke ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange?

Jul 25 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Celeb TV

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Just in time for the 75th anniversary of Batman, ComicCon is invading San Diego this weekend and we've got a sneak peek at the star-studded first day! A surprise appearance from Matthew McConaughey really got the crowd going, and Megan Fox showed off that banging post-baby body. But Meggy wasn't the only one showing off some skin - both of Hollywood's most recent Hercules, The Rock and Kellan Lutz, were showing ...
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Hercules Reviews: A Strong Box Office Contender?

Jul 25 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
We know he could literally beat up all movie contenders this weekend, but does that mean Dwayne Johnson deserves to also beat them in in box office receipts over the coming days? Let's see what the critics have to say, shall we? Scroll down for a collection of Hercules reviews from across the Internet and decide if the film is worth your time and money now... There's just enough plot to keep the movie lurch ...
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The Clash Film Column: Rock Of Classical Ages

Jul 25 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne’s heroic Hercules, and more…Swords and sandals and sweat and fun… Unless you’re a Secret Cinema goer. - - - That was the week in which... New research demonstrated a decline in the number of women working in major films. In a week in which a feature examining music industry misogyny became Clash’s most popular read of the week, writer, producer and all-round font of film knowledge Stephen Follows publ ...
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What's New in Theaters

Jul 24 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: ZimBio

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
New movies from a crowd of great actresses overshadow the big budget spectacle, *Hercules*, starring Dwayne Johnson. ...
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & Irina Shayk Crush Into Hollywood with 'Hercules' Premiere!

Jul 24 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson poses for photos with his leading lady Irina Shayk while attending the premiere of their new movie Hercules on Wednesday (July 23) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The stars were joined by castmates Rufus Sewell and model Barbara Palvin, who like Irina is making her acting debut in the film. Other stars stepping out to support the movie included Carla Gugino and Eddie Murphy (with girlfriend Paige Butcher). ...
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Dwayne Johnson Attends The Premiere Of Paramount Pictures Hercules At TCL Chinese Theatre

Jul 24 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures Hercules at the TCL Chinese Theatre.… ...
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Irina Shayk Was So Excited After Being Offered 'Hercules' Role

Jul 23 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Irina Shayk shows off her toned legs in a little white dress while making an appearance on Extra on Tuesday (July 22) in Universal City, Calif. The 28-year-old Russian supermodel was on the show to promote her new film Hercules, which hits theaters on Friday (July 25). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Irina Shayk “When I got this offer I was so excited,” Irina recently shared to Modelinia about her rol ...
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2 days ago

Dwayne Johnson and Jimmy Fallon Portray “The Fungo Brothers,” Offer Workout Tips

Jul 23 2014 7:06am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

You've gotta hustle for the muscle, people. Such was the valuable lesson passed along to Tonight Show viewers on Monday evening, courtesy of The Fungo Brothers, a pair of workout fiends from decades past who look eerily similar to Dwayne Johnson and Jimmy Fallon. In a pair of helpful workout videos, mop-topped siblings Jeff and Tad asked folks if they wanna run faster via glutes that are “harder than plaster” and whether they want to feel "burn between the legs. ...
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