Running through the jungle for those “Jumanji” movies has the Rock rolling in green.
In fact, Dwayne Johnson’s $23.5 million upfront salary for the upcoming Sony SNE, -3.65% sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” has swung him to the top of Forbes’ 2019 list of highest-paid actors for the second year in a row.
Johnson, 47, earned $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019, according to the report. And he also commands up to 15% of the pool from the previous “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which earned $962.1 million at the global box office, not to mention the $700,000 he collects per episode for HBO’s T, +0.67% “Ballers.”
Oh, and the “Fast & Furious” actor rakes in seven figures in royalties for his Under Armor UAA, +1.17% line of clothes, shoes and headphones.
The “Avengers” cast has also assembled quite the fortune. “Avengers: End Game” has knocked out just under $2.8 billion at the global box office, and it was the conclusion to last year’s “Infinity War” cliffhanger that snapped up $2 billion worldwide.
Half of the men on Forbes’ list of best-paid actors are from Disney’s DIS, +0.18% Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Chris Hemsworth/Thor in second place with $76.4 million in earnings, and Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man in third with $66 million. Bradley Cooper/Rocket Raccoon, Chris Evans/Captain America and Paul Rudd/Ant-Man are a little further down. (Of course, Cooper also had a huge hit directing, producing, co-writing and starring in “A Star is Born” with Lady Gaga, but he gave up any upfront salary to support the Oscar-nominated passion project that made $435 million worldwide.)
Jackie Chan is still kicking as well, taking the fifth place on the list with $58 million in earnings after starring in three movies this year, including “Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask” released in China this month.
Akshay Kumar, who stars in the recently released “Mission Mangal” film based on the true story of the Indian Space Research Organization’s launch of a rover to Mars, and comedian Adam Sandler, who recent starred in the Netflix NFLX, +0.13% movie “Murder Mystery” with Jennifer Aniston, round out the top 10.
Here is the Forbes list of highest-paid actors this year, drawing on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB.