Hollywood’s Top Earners in 2012

Hollywood star Tom Cruise has been declared the world’s highest earning actor by Forbes‘ new list after he took home $75 million between May 2011 to May 2012.

by: www.elitedaily.com

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While Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol collected close to $700 million worldwide, the 1980s musical Rock of Ages starring Cruise wasn’t a big draw.


Last year’s highest-paid actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, placed equal second on the list with Comic actor Adam Sandler after each collected $37 million.


While he may have won ten Razzie Awards as a result of critically panned films like Jack and Jill, his fame certainly seems to save him. The movie grossed $150 million worldwide.


The list of top ten earners also includes Johnny Depp, Will Smith and British comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen, who shared sixth with earnings of $30 million.


In June, Forbes also released its list of the highest paid actresses and Twilight star Kristen Stewart topped the list with $34.5 million, while her male costars tied on the actor’s list at $26.6 million, which is more than third-place Sandra Bullock earned with $25 million. There’s inequality in salaries even at the top.


1. Tom Cruise — $75 million

2. Leonardo DiCaprio — $37 million

3. Adam Sandler — $37 million

4. Dwayne Johnson — $36 million

5. Ben Stiller — $33 million

6. Johnny Depp and Sacha Baron Cohen — $30 million

8. Will Smith — $30 million

9. Mark Wahlberg — $27 million

10. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — $26.5 million


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