Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. maintained his top position on the Forbes' list Of 2014's highest earning actors with $75 million. Amazingly, Downey earns this whooping amount without starring in any movies this year.
Robert Downey Jr. is the real Iron Man. He proves himself a super hero in terms of yearly earnings. None of his movies were released last year. In fact, he has not worked in any movie, yet he managed to earn a total of approximately $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014.
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And he maintained his top position on the Forbes' list Of highest earning actors for the second year in a row. Robert Downey Jr. topped the of the Forbes’ list of the highest-paid Hollywood actors last year. He earned exactly the same amount of $75 million last year by playing his famous role in Iron Man 3.
But he earned $75 million this year again without any movie. How it is possible? He is set to play a small role in Jon Favreau’s film Chef. And he might play the role of Tony Stark in Guardians of the Galaxy. But he has not earned the $75 million in 2014 from both of these films.
The fact is that Robert is still earning from his last year's hit movie Iron Man 3 which was also the highest grossing film of 2013 with earnings of $4 billion at the global box office.
"Disney, which owns Marvel, wants to keep that gravy train going for as long as it can and like it or not, that means paying Downey whatever he demands. The actor coyly held out during negotiations for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and secured more money than ever upfront for the film. The movie is sure to be a huge hit and he’ll earn even more on the back end," reported Forbes.
Dwayne Johnson is not a super-hero. But still he earned a lot. He was the second most highest earning actor in the Hollywood this year. Dwayne Johnson earned $52 million from June 2013 to June 2014 by playing in last year's Pain & Gain, Fast & Furious 6 and this year's Hercules which is set to debut on 25th July.
Bradley Cooper is present on number 3 on the list with $46 million that he has earned from The Hangover franchise and American Hustle movie. He also voiced the role of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film that is set to launch this Friday.
Leonardo DiCaprio is present on 4th position with an estimated $39 million in earnings from his big hit flicks The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street. Chris Hemsworth ranks number five with $37 million that he earned largely from big hit Thor sequel The Dark World while Liam Neeson is present at number 6 with $36 million.
Ben Affleck ranks number 7 with $35 million that he managed to earn from the highly anticipated upcoming Batman v. Superman movie. Number 8 position is occupied by Christian Bale with $35 million while Will Smith is on number 9 with $32 million and Mark Wahlberg occupies number 10 position with $32 million.