Mark Wahlberg tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors

"Daddy's Home" — and he's bringing home some serious bacon. Mark Wahlberg topped Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actors for 2017, collecting his highest-ever yearly earnings with $68 million, and dethroning last year's biggest earner, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. Wahlberg, 46, has come a long way since his rapping days as Marky Mark — this year, he scored massive checks thanks to films like "Transformers: The Last Knight" and the upcoming comedy "Daddy's Home 2." Despite the fact that "Transformers" was the lowest-grossing film in the franchise to date — and that it scored a measly 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes — Wahlberg earns a fixed compensation, so he was set to earn big no matter what happened at the box office. The "Ted" actor, who also has an endorsement deal with AT&T, was No. 12 last year, with $30 million. Slipping to No. 2 is Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, 45, who earned a whopping $65 million over Forbes' 12-month scoring period. Johnson starred in several blockbuster flicks this year, including "Baywatch" and "Jumanji," and has a steady gig on the HBO dramedy "Ballers" as an NFL player-turned-financial manager. He also edged out his "Fate of the Furious" co-star — and one-time rival — Vin Diesel, who sits at No. 3 with $54.5 million. Diesel, 50, had roles in multiple franchise blockbusters this year, including "Fate of the Furious," "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The success of "Fate" at the box office was no joke — it topped $1.2 billion globally, which likely helped bump Diesel up from last year, when he came in at No. 7 with $35 million. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan rounded out the top 5, with $50.5 million and $49 million, respectively. Sandler is currently in the middle of a $250 million, four-movie deal with Netflix. So far, he's released "The Ridiculous 6," Continue Reading

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