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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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‘San Andreas’ to Open a Week Early

Oct 21 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Variety

“San Andreas” will rumble a week early after the disaster film shifted from an early June to late May release date. The film centers on a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who is searching for his daughter in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. It will be rel ...
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2 days ago

Dwayne Johnson Takes 'Hercules' to Crying Fans in Tokyo

Oct 19 2014 10:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Dwayne Johnson suits up in gray to attend the premiere of his new film Hercules at the Toho Cinemas on Sunday (October 19) in Tokyo, Japan. The 42-year-old actor greeted crying fans who lined up to seen him. “One of the coolest parts of my job.. #RealMoments #LoveAndTears #Tokyo #ThereGoesMySuit #HERCULESWorldTour,” he tweeted. Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, h ...
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1 week ago

The Rock -- NO-GO FOR WRESTLEMANIA ... Can't Afford to Mess Up This Face!

Oct 9 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: TMZ

Sorry wrestling fans, but you ain't gonna smell what The Rock is cookin' at Wrestlemania next year ... 'cause the dude says he can't risk messing up his million dollar face!!Rock was out in NYC yesterday -- ...
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2 weeks ago

Paramount Moves Forward With 'Baywatch' Movie (Exclusive) (Tatiana Siegel/Hollywood Reporter)

Oct 3 2014 11:40am CDT | Source: WeSmirch

Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter: Paramount Moves Forward With ‘Baywatch’ Movie (Exclusive)  —  Dwayne Johnson is set to star, and Sean Anders and John Morris ('Horrible Bosses 2') are attached to direct  —  Paramount is moving forward with its big-screen adaptation of Baywatch and has nabbed Dwayne Johnson for beach ...
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2 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson Confirms Role In Baywatch Movie: “This Is My Beach B*tch!”

Oct 3 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Instagram) Dwayne Johnson confirms a Baywatch movie is in the works — and that he’s starring in it! The actor shared the news on Instagram, writing, “This is my beach b*tch!” “Rumors are true… we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie,” he continued. “Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach… #WhoNeedsMouthToMouth #RedShortsBeHugginABrotha.” Speculation has swirled for years around a big-screen reboot of the iconic 1990s television show ab ...
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2 weeks ago

Say what again? There will be a Baywatch movie and The Rock is going to Star in It

Oct 2 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

SOME PEEEEOPLE STAAAND IN THE DARKNESS…. AFRAAAID TO STEP INTOOOO THE LIGHT… AND SOME PEOPLE NEED… TO HELP SOME BODY… HURREVA SURRENNGA TA FLIGGH (??)What, you don’t know the Baywatch theme song by heart? Well, I guess you weren't a masturbatory adolescent boy in the days before the internet. And now Paramount is trying to capitalize on the fact that idiots like me remember the Baywatch theme ...
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4 weeks ago

Macklemore Victim Of Death Hoax

Sep 18 2014 12:53am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Macklemore is the victim of a death hoax. On Thursday morning, #RIPMacklemore began trending nationwide on Twitter, alarming fans of the singer. The hoax came with a fake TMZ-looking post, claiming that he died in a “fiery crash” (see below). It is NOT TRUE. Macklemore is very much still alive. He joins the ranks of other stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson and Zayn Malik, who have been the subject of similar hoaxes. These awf ...
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5 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson Too Expensive To Play James Bond Villain?

Sep 10 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Dwayne Johnson is “desperate to be James Bond’s next bad guy, but producers can’t afford him,” reports Star. According to a so-called “source” for the outlet, “Dwayne asked for more money than Daniel Craig gets to play Bond!” Star claims the role “calls for a hulking brute similar to metal-mouthed baddie Jaws from the early Bond films. “Dwayne thought he’d be perfect, but shooting starts in a few weeks,” explains the tab’s insider. “Unless he lowers hi ...
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6 weeks ago

Was Betty Boop Inspired By A Black Woman?

Sep 4 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Just yesterday, I wrote about cartoon characters that were particularly popular with all the around the way girls. And Betty Boop made the list. Perhaps so many Black girls from neighborhoods from across the country were so attracted to her because the character was actually inspired by a Black woman. By now, you may have seen the pictures on your social media networks of a real woman who looks just like a real life version of the cartoon character. [Madameno ...
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6 weeks ago

The Rock is Black Adam

Sep 4 2014 9:50am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his involvement with the DC cinematic universe for months—over a year, actually—and finally yesterday he announced on his Twitter that he is indeed playing a marquee role in an upcoming DC movie—just not the hero. Johnson will ...
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