10. Brad Pitt and Akshay Kumar: $31.5 million
Pitt not only produced and acted in ‘The Big Short’, the movie also won an Oscar and made $133.3 million worldwide. He is also the part of the upcoming ‘War Machine’, which Netflix reportedly paid $60 million to acquire. While Bollywood’s one of the busiest khiladi is one of the most bankable actors with scoring three hits at the box office in the year.
9. Robert Downey Jr: $33 million
He is one of the most popular and loved actors, thanks to the Iron Man series, following it up with Avengers and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ which made him the highest paid actor last year.
8. Shah Rukh Khan: $33 million
SRK still rules the box office in Bollywood. His last hit ‘Dilwale’ earned him in multi-millions and he even got the cut from the back-end for his extra efforts. The actor also cashes in with numerous endorsement deals.
7. Vin Diesel: $35 million
The actor makes it on the list again, thanks to ‘Furious 8′ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel.
6. Ben Affleck: $43 million
It’s safe to say that ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ landed Ben his biggest box office hit, which the critics may have dissed it. The movie grossed a whopping $870 million world wide.
5. Johnny Depp: $48 million
Jack Sparrow pocketed an eight figure fat fee for the latest ‘Pirate of the Caribbean’ installment and ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’.
4. Tom Cruise: $53 million
At 53, he still is the most popular and sorted after actor in Hollywood. The Scientologist banked a big backend paycheck for ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’, plus upfront fees for the Jack Reacher sequel and ‘Mena’.
3. Matt Damon: $55 million
This should come as no surprise as ‘The Martian’ grossed over $630.1 million over a $108 million budget! His return to Jason Bourne series landed him huge bucks, with his co-produced ‘The Great Wall’.
2. Jackie Chan: $61 million
There’s a reason why Jackie Chan is a favourite with everyone in the world. He starred in the ‘Monkey King’ franchise and many of his Chinese movies are at the post-production right now.
1. Dwayne Johnson: $64 million
His Rock-solid performances and hits at the box office are what lands him on the first spot. From the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise to leading last year’s ‘San Andreas’ to a $473 million worldwide, the actor today has become the go-to star for action in Hollywood. His next release is ‘Baywatch’, which also stars Priyanka Chopra.