Mark Wahlberg is officially Hollywood’s Richie Rich

A former rapper-turned-actor, Mark Wahlberg is officially Hollywood’s Richie Rich, according to the Forbes magazine. He has outmuscled Dwayne Johnson and is the highest paid  leading man, earning $68 million pretax in 12 month scoring period.

The Boston native analyzed his top ever payday thanks to complimentary fees for the movies like Transformers: The Last Knight and the forthcoming Daddy’s Home 2. The Former may have chalked up brokenhearted 15% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes and the lowest gross of the franchise till date, but Wahlberg need not worry – fixed allowance means he accounts even when movies don’t do well.

Johnson dominated last year’s most successful star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (No.2; $65 million). Johnson is still raking in top dollar for bites in Baywatch and the upcoming Jumanji, earning $50 million further than his 2016 total. While the lifeguard reboot failed to make a splash at the box office, The Rock’s checking account remains bold thanks to his advantageous role in HBO’s Ballers – and a popularity that secured him likely to beat President Trump in a prospective 2020 election, as per 2017 poll.

Once he spoke to Forbes saying “I can kick ass better than anyone on the planet, and I have a descent smile”.

Johnson edges The Fate of the Furious co-star Vin Diesel (No.3; $54.5 million), who made his earnings skip 55% thanks to paychecks from the turbo-charged franchise, in addition to roles in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and Marvel’s hit sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Rounding out the top five is Adam Sandler (No.4; $50.5 million) and Jackie Chan (No.5; $49 million). Sandler made a comeback to the list due to the gainful contract with Netflix that allows him to produce his own movies for the platform; Chan advances his bank in China.

The world’s 20 highest paid actors combine to make an amount of $720 million between June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017, which is not inclusive of fees and taxes. Earnings are estimated based on the data’s from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with other people of the industry. The amounts do not include tax, fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

As per as this year’s list a quarter hail from outside The U.S. which includes three stars from Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan. The guy Chris Hemsworth (No. 11; $31.5 million) who is basically Australian origin, repeats to the ranking as the best percent gainer on the list.

This year, newcomers sum up to one fifth of the list, including Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo. Like Hemsworth, Renner and Ruffalo also have their compensations from the Avengers to thank largely for their totals.

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige informed this year “The percent of Budget cost have certainly skewed heavy, particularly on the Avengers movies, to cast now, whereas maybe in the early ones it was more visual effects or below the line, but that’s okay because [the actors] are the best effects.

Hollywood’s best paid actors continue to advance their female counterparts: the top 10 actors assets combined an amount of $488.5 million, which nearly triple to $172.5 million combined total of the top 10 earning women. While only three actresses made more than $20 million in 12 months, while 16 actors made it to the mark.

This pay dissimilarity comes down to roles: In release schedules elbowed out by superhero movies and brawny blockbusters, there are simply fewer parts for women that pay the sizeable backend profits that result in leading men’s large paydays, or the franchise sequels that permit aggressive negotiation for favourable deals. According to a 2016 study, women comprise just 28.7% of all speaking roles in movies and only a quarter of roles for characters over the age of 40-an ageism and lack of opportunity not facing Hollywood’s leading men.

Until there are an equal number of high-paying roles, there will continue to be an inequality in the paycheques of Tinseltown’s very richest.

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by Siddharth Sarkhel, The Blogging Connection