Tags: vin diesel | top | grossing | actor | 2017 | forbes

Vin Diesel Top Grossing Actor for 2017 With $1.6 Billion, Forbes Says

Vin Diesel Top Grossing Actor for 2017 With $1.6 Billion, Forbes Says
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:12 PM

Vin Diesel is the top grossing actor for 2017, Forbes magazine reported, with a large chunk of the star’s $1.6 billion coming from global ticketing receipts secured through the success of the goliath “Fast and the Furious” franchise.

It didn’t hurt the actor’s reputation when the eighth instalment of the franchise grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, making it the second-best performing film in the series, and the success of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” further boosted Diesel’s worth.

“I feel like the power of the movie — all of the movies— is that they work so well together. I don’t think that they’re standalones,” Diesel told People's Choice when asked why the series was so popular. “It’s the saga that the people have adopted.”

The “Fast and the Furious” actor often tops lists as the leading influential personality on social media and last year he made headlines for becoming the first actor to crack the 100M mark on Facebook, Deadline noted.

It seems that strong actors are dominating the industry at the moment, with Vin Diesel’s body building compatriot, Dwayne Johnson, grossing $1.5 billion from his releases this year, The Telegraph noted.

Speaking about his success, Johnson told Fortune magazine that the single most powerful thing he could be was himself.

“I’m always asked, ‘Whats the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets,” he said. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”

Meanwhile “Wonder Woman” star, Gal Gadot brought an air of femininity to the list of top earning actors of 2017, coming in a close third to Vin Diesel and Johnson.

According to Forbes, Gadot’s movies amassed $1.4 billion worldwide, with her debut in “Wonder Woman” tallying $822 million worldwide, making the film the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a woman.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Vin Diesel is the top grossing actor for 2017, Forbes magazine reported, with a large chunk of the star’s $1.6 billion coming from global ticketing receipts secured through the success of the goliath “Fast and the Furious” franchise.
vin diesel, top, grossing, actor, 2017, forbes
307
2017-12-28
Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:12 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved