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There’s a new king of the box office after it was announced today that Mark Wahlberg had dethroned The Rock as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

Wahlberg raked in a whopping $68 million USD this calendar year alone, while The Rock still managed to grab second place with $65 million. Rounding out the top five were Vin Diesel ($54.5 million), Adam Sandler ($50.5 million) and Jackie Chan ($49 million).

According to Forbes, the world’s 20 highest-paid actors tallied a combined $720 million USD between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017 — aided by blockbuster films, expanded Marvel universes, and the popularity of Bollywood cinema.

Perhaps what’s most notable is the fact that in comparison, the highest paid actresses, Emma Stone and Jennifer Anniston, each respectively made $26 and $25.5 million USD which illustrates the ongoing wage gap between the sexes.

The rest of the Forbes list can be viewed below.

20. Mark Ruffalo – $13 million USD
19. Chris Pratt – $17 million USD
18. Chris Evans – $18 million USD
17. Jeremy Renner – $19 million USD
16. Matt Damon – $21 million USD
15. Ryan Reynolds – $21.5 million USD
14. Ryan Gosling – $29 million USD
13. Samuel L. Jackson – $30.5 million USD
12. Tom Hanks – $31 million USD
11. Chris Hemsworth – $31.5 million USD
10. Ashkay Kumar – $35.5 million USD
9. Salman Khan – $37 million USD
8. Shah Rukh Khan – $38 million USD
7. Tom Cruise – $43 million USD
6. Robert Downey Jr. – $48 million USD

Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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