The Rock is Kicking Ass and Saving Franchises

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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.


  1. TFG says:

    I hope his asking price doesn’t go so high that they can’t afford to hire him to play Raven in Snow Crash.

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