Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s 15 movies have grossed more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and he’s brought all this money in by saving franchises:
Last year he climbed onboard the tired Fast and Furious series and turned Fast Five into the franchise’s highest-grossing film ($626 million). Then he took over Journey to the Center of the Earth from Brendan Fraser, and Journey 2 brought in $81 million more than its predecessor. Next up: the second installment of G.I. Joe.
Producers have taken note: We estimate The Rock earned $36 million in the last 12 months, and his first spot on The Forbes Celebrity 100 seems to be a floor, not a ceiling.