The Rock tops Hollywood pay list

  • Thursday 13, August 2020 10:12 AM
  • The Rock tops Hollywood pay list
Sharjah24 - AFP: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named Hollywood's top-paid actor for a second year running, heading a list dominated by lucrative Netflix contracts.
The former professional wrestler banked $87.5 million in the year ending June 2020, according to Forbes' annual ranking.

That figure -- slightly down from last year's $89.4 million haul, but comfortably ahead of second-placed Ryan Reynolds ($71.5 million) -- was boosted by Johnson's $23.5 million fee for upcoming Netflix action flick "Red Notice," as well as endorsements.

Netflix shelled out more than a quarter of all the paychecks collected by this year's top 10.

Others benefiting from the streaming giant's $140 million A-lister splurge included Reynolds ("Six Underground" and "Red Notice"), third-placed Mark Wahlberg ("Spenser Confidential") and fourth-placed Ben Affleck ("The Last Thing He Wanted.")

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made his debut on the list after Disney paid $75 million for the movie rights to the smash hit Broadway production, which soared on Disney+ streaming last month.

Perennials such as Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar and martial arts legend Jackie Chan returned to the top 10, as did Will Smith and Adam Sandler.