Mark Wahlberg dethrones Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as world's highest-paid actor

Mark Wahlberg

Together, the top 10 actors earned a total of £381 million in the course of 12 months, nearly three times the combined £135 million banked by their female counterparts. Yet despite his earnings, the most recent Transformers film was a commercial disappointment, making $600m worldwide - the lowest performing installment yet.

The rapper-turned-actor knocked 2016 leader Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million.

Forbes has released its list of the highest paid actors and actresses of 2017.

Wahlberg starred in last year's 'Patriots Day, ' about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. And lucky for him, he doesn't get paid by his Rotten Tomatoes scores. Similar to Wahlberg, Johnson's "Baywatch" failed to break records at the box office. Deepwater Horizon only earned $121 million and cost $110 million to make.

According to a study from the University of Southern California published past year, women account for 28.7% of the roles spoken in Hollywood.

He earned the title of Highest-Paid Actor for this calendar year thanks to his $68 million income (pretax), which is a lot of money. In total, over the past year only three actresses brought in over $20 million (Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence were the other two), compared with the 16 men who made above that.

Tell us, do you think Mark Wahlberg deserved to be the highest paid actor of the past year?

Comedian Adam Sandler followed the trio of action stars, earning $50.5 million, largely due to his lucrative film deal with Netflix.

This week Forbes revealed the highest paid actors, and as predicted, there was a significant gender wage gap.

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