Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot are "Forbes’" Top Grossing Actors of 2017


Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media(NEW YORK) — Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot kicked some major butt on screen and at the box office this year, according to Forbes magazine’s list of the Top Grossing Actors of 2017.

Diesel topped the list, with his movies pulling in $1.6 billion in global ticket sales, mostly on the strength of The Fate of the Furious — the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, which became the second-highest grossing film in the series. The 50-year-old action star also got some help from his other 2017 flick, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Diesel edged out Johnson — his Fate of the Furious co-star — whose appearance in the box office flop Baywatch wasn’t enough to keep his movies from raking in $1.5 billion. His latest film, Jumanji, released a week ago, will only add to that number.

Gadot’s turn as Wonder Woman, the titular character in the Patty Jenkins-directed film, earned $822 million globally, on its way to becoming the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a woman. Boosted by her appearance in Justice League, the Israeli actress accounted for a total of $1.4 billion at the box office.

The list also includes a couple of the stars of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Daisy Ridley at number six with $1.08 billion and John Boyega, locking down the number 10 spot with $815 million. Boyega also appeared in films Detroit and The Circle. Ridley joined an all-star cast for a remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Lucasfilm and ABC are owned by Disney.

Forbes used 2017 global ticket sales of major actors’ films, in which they had top billing, as reported by Box Office Mojo. Animated films were excluded.

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