Wahlberg just barely edged out last year's top-ranked star, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Unexpectedly, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan hit the fourth and fifth spot with $50.5 and $49 million in earnings, respectively.
She has now slid down to number three after Jennifer Aniston, who made 19 million pounds with comedies Mother's Day and Office Christmas Party. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was the biggest percentage gainer on the list, his earnings up 250 percent over previous year due to an increase in his fees. The former WWE star also took home an estimated $650,000 per episode for his HBO comedy, Ballers.
And now this news from Hollywood confirms that the U.S. is just as behind as the United Kingdom when it comes to gender pay equality. King Khan is closely followed by Bollywood's Sultan, Salman Khan (USD 37 million) and Akshay Kumar with 35.5 million. These statistics have been collected between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017 before any taxes or fees were added. The earnings are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDb, as well as interviews with the industry insiders.
Twitter felt that the best quality actors might have been a bit underrepresented on the list.
Even Stone's "La La Land" costar Ryan Gosling made more than her, at $29 million - and she's the one who won the Oscar, after all.