Dwayne Johnson dethrones Robert Downey Jr. as top paid actor

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NEW YORK Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson surfaced a Forbes repository list of a world’s tip paid actors on Thursday with an estimated 2016 payday of $64.5 million.

Johnson, 44, knocked Robert Downey Jr. off a tip mark and some-more than doubled his 2015 earnings, mostly interjection to his movement comedy “Central Intelligence.” Johnson, famous as “The Rock” during his wrestling career, also collected allege fees from a eighth installment of a renouned “Fast and Furious” racing film franchise.

The Forbes annual list again highlighted a compensate opening between group and women in Hollywood. Earlier this week a repository named “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence a world’s tip paid singer for a second true year, with an estimated 2016 take of $46 million.

Forbes pronounced 18 actors banked some-more than $20 million in a Jun 2015-June 2016 scoring period, compared with 4 actresses.

Jackie Chan, who has not had a large U.S. box bureau strike for years though is a inclusive actor and writer in a burgeoning Chinese party market, was second on a list with $61 million. Matt Damon came in third with $55 million, mostly due to a success of his 2015 space film “The Martian.”

“Iron Man” Downey fell from tip spot, notwithstanding reprising his comic book favourite purpose in “Captain America: Civil War.” He ranked eighth, tied with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, with $33 million.

Harrison Ford crept onto a list for a initial time given 2009 interjection to his lapse as Han Solo in a blockbuster new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film and video game. Ford, who also is to reprise his purpose as adventurer Indiana Jones in 2019, ranked 20th with gain of about $15 million.

Forbes estimates earnings, before taxes and government fees, from movies, TV and blurb endorsements.

The rest of a Top 10 were:

4. Tom Cruise $53 million

5. Johnny Depp $48 million

6. Ben Affleck $43 million

7. Vin Diesel $35 million

8. Shah Rukh Khan $33 million

8. Robert Downey Jr. $33 million

10. Kumar Akshay $31 million

The full list can be seen during //www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2016/08/25/the-worlds-highest-paid-actors-2016-the-rock-leads-with-knockout-64-5-million-year/#29ed7c5645da

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bill Trott)

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