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This year’s ten top-earning actors collected a combined $545.5 million, more than a quarter of that paid out by Netflix. The streaming giant, in fact, cut $140.5 million worth of checks to six of the top ten. Dwayne Johnson tops the list for the second year in a row with $87.5 million, collecting $23.5 million for his role as an art-thief-chasing Interpol agent in the upcoming Netflix original film Red Notice. Netflix paid out an additional $85 million to Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel.
The Rock tops the list for the second year in a row, thanks to a $23.5 million check from Netflix. Johnson is the world’s highest-paid actor thanks to big paydays for forthcoming films “Black Adam” and “Red Notice.” The former wrestling star can command more than $20 million per movie, thanks to a string of box office hits. He also cashes-in on small-screen programs, including the NBC competition show “The Titan Games” and upcoming series “Young Rock” Known for spending tons of time at the gym, his successful Under Armor line Project Rock sells clothing, shoes and headphones.
Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax and reflect earnings between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted.
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