Forbes’ top-grossing actor – Vin Diesel tops the list for 2017

Vin Diesel has emerged as the top-grossing actor of 2017.

The Fast & Furious star’s movies brought in an astonishing $1.6 billion (£1.2 billion) in global ticketing receipts, according to Forbes magazine, largely thanks to the franchise’s eighth instalment Fate of the Furious as well as the third film in the xXx franchise,Return of Xander Cage.

The calculations of actors’ annual gross are based on global ticket sales of major actors’ films up until Boxing Day of this year.

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Diesel narrowly edges his co-star – and sometime partner-in-beef – Dwayne Johnson into second place. The former wrestling star brought in $1.5 billion this year, although the release of his most recent film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle should add substantially to his total takings.

The third top-grossing actor – and the highest-ranking woman on the list – is Gal Gadot, thanks to her title role in Wonder Woman. Other women who feature on the list include British actresses Emma Watson – who starred in the highest-grossing film of the year, Beauty and the Beast – and Daisy Ridley, thanks to her reprisal of Rey in the Star Wars sequel.

The highest-ranking British man on the list is Tom Holland, whose films took $888 million (£662 million), largely thanks to his role in Spiderman: Homecoming.

Here is the list in full:

The top-grossing actors of 2017

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