So 2015 has been a busy year for the film industry with plenty of Hollywood blockbusters that have either entertained or disappointed. Here we breakdown the top 7 highest earning male actors of the year and see who has been able to rake in the big bucks for their starring roles.
7. Mark Wahlberg
Three movies that helped Mark Wahlberg earn an impressive haul this year were sequel “Ted 2,” his first appearance in the Transformers franchise and “The Gambler.”
6. Tom Cruise
No surprise to see Tom cruise in the top end of the list. “The Edge of Tomorrow,” brought him into 2015 on a high and with the release of “Mission Impossible 5,” Tom was able to again make the list.
5. Adam Sandler
Despite Mr Sandler failing to have a box office smash for quite sometime he can still command top dollar for his roles. With production credits as well for “Pixels” he has managed to amass a nice total for the year.
4. Bradley Cooper
With the success of “American Sniper” and other roles throughout the end of 2014 and 2015 Bradley Cooper has done quite well for himself. Mainly due to the success of his production company which has made deals with Warner Bros.
3. Vin Diesel
Big Vin is back in the top earners mainly due to the success of the most recent Fast and Furious movie. The movie grossed $1.5 Billion worldwide and he has also appeared in “The Last With Hunter.”
2. Jackie Chan
China’s biggest movie star got a boost from back-end participation on “Dragon Blade,” which featured him in a starring role alongside Adrien Brody and John Cusack (the film grossed $120 million in China), and enough brand extensions to make Jay Z jealous.
1. Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr really is the king of the money makers at this point in time. It is all due to the success he has had from playing the marvel Comics character Tony Stark AKA Iron man. From the back end of “Iron man 3,” and The Avengers Age of Ultron,” Rob has managed to earn a whopping $80 millions dollars. That’s not the end though as by the time he completes the next Avengers movie he would have made $200 million from the films.
So there you have the top earners in the movie game at this moment in time.