Superheroes and jedis might appear to rule the box office, but action stars still pack a punch: Vin Diesel has earned the title of the top grossing actor this year, reported Forbes. Thanks largely to the mammoth success of Fate of the Furious.
The actor earned $1.6 billion in global ticketing receipts owing to the highly successful eighth installment of Fast And The Furious. The film grossed $1.2 billion at the global box office and became the second-best performer in the action-packed, car heist series.
“The whole point [of The Fast and the Furious] was to diversify Hollywood and in some ways change the face of Hollywood,” Diesel told Forbes in 2015, referring to the car saga’s multicultural ensemble cast.
Second on the list is Vin’s Fast And The Furious co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, at $1.5 billion, who owes it to the car saga for making up for the spectacular loss of his film Baywatch.
Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, makes it third on the list with $1.4 billion. Her superhero film made $822 million worldwide and become the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a woman.