Dwayne Johnson is 2013's highest-grossing actor
December 17th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

Dwayne Johnson is 2013's highest-grossing actor

Dwayne Johnson did not have the highest-grossing movie of the year, but he still has reason to celebrate.

The prolific actor has been named Forbes magazine's highest-grossing star, thanks to the $1.3 billion his films have earned at the box office over the past 12 months.

While Robert Downey Jr. can lay claim to having the No. 1 movie of 2013 - "Iron Man 3" - and being the highest-paid actor in the business, Johnson's been a quiet but visible powerhouse.

Also known as "The Rock," the 41-year-old starred in that other blockbuster May release, "Fast & Furious 6," as well as the not-too-shabby "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." To top it off, he also rolled onto the screen in "Pain and Gain" and the action flick "Snitch."

"Fast & Furious" is the big winner of those four films since, with $788.6 million earned globally, it also helped earn Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker places on the list of top 10 grossing actors of 2013.

With "Iron Man 3" earning $1.2 billion across the globe, of course RDJ isn't far behind Johnson on Forbes' list. With only one credit to his name at the box office this year, Downey Jr. is 2013's second highest-grossing actor.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies

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  1. troll buster

    I drink pink lemonade to match my pink pant.ies.

    January 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Just think...

    If The Rock won a $157,000 car on The Price Is Right, he would owe a bunch of taxes for it!

    January 1, 2014 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. maria

    Who caresssssss.... I wonder if he remember to give back to any charitable organization ......

    December 29, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Sky

      They're not talking about the highest paid actor. "Highest-grossing" just means which actor's movies made the highest combined total at the box office.

      That said, Johnson is active in charity work. Whether he's active enough for your liking is another matter, but for consistency's sake you should give thatresponse to every news story. :-p

      December 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      Hey hypocrite, why don't you volunteer YOUR time to a charitable organization instead of wasting it here.

      January 2, 2014 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Do you tell everyone what to do with their money?

      January 9, 2014 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. JPboi

    So this would be the best time for him to ask for more money. He was really hilarious in the movie, Be Cool. I liked him in, The Run Down as well.

    December 24, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Knock knock

    Who's there?
    Dwayne.
    Dwayne who?
    Dwayne the bathtub, I'm dwowning.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chip

    I don't love the rock so much. I bet Chief Wahoo McDaniel could take him in a Texas steel cage match.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. JR

    OH MY GAAAWWWDDD!The Rock just beat him like a government mule!

    December 18, 2013 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rhoverkamp

    The Uuuuuuuuuuu

    December 18, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. laurie

    Really! So, you will be the one manning the grill with the other half
    of your neighbors. Congrats to ALL!!!

    December 18, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. laurie

    Really! So, you will be the one manning the grill with the other half
    of your neighbors.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. JohnCena

    Meh he's overrated the champ is HERE

    December 18, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. david wayne royer

    Dwayne johnson I need help 28Audry lane ,Oxon Hill,Maryland 20745
    this is David W. Royer please ask Barny in hardwear store where I am hurry man.

    December 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Not Second

    Or third....

    F I R S T
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |

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