Per the outlet, Johnson earns $700,000 for each episode of “Ballers,” heading into its fifth season Sunday, and will see a $23.5 million payday for “Jumanji: The Next Level” slated to arrive in theaters in December. In addition, Forbes reports Johnson “commands up to 15% of the pool from high-grossing franchise movies” and “seven figures in royalties for his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.”
Chris Hemsworth came in second place with estimated earnings of $76.4 million, and Robert Downey Jr.. came in third with reported earnings of $66 million. However, they’re not the only Avengers to make the top 10. Chris Evans secured the eighth spot with estimated earnings of $43.5 million, and Paul Rudd landed the ninth spot with estimated earnings of $41 million. Others stars on the list include Bradley Cooper (tying for no. 6 with estimated earnings of $57 million) and Will Smith(no. 10 with estimated earnings of $35 million).
According to Forbes, the earnings estimates are based on a number of factors, including data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews with “industry insiders” are also taken into account. The estimated figures are pretax, and fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.
Ordered straight to series by BET, Perry’s new show, “Sistas,” is about a group of girlfriends who are all single. It stars KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von and Novi Brown and is directed, written and executive produced by Perry. It films out of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have joined the ownership team of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.
“Football. Fútbol. We Love them both!” the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted Tuesday morning, along with a photo of himself, Ciara and their children in Sounders gear. “We can’t wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer!”
“We are fired up about the Seattle Sounders because it’s our home. It’s the place we get to raise our kids and the place we are forever connected to,” Wilson and Ciara said in a statement released by the Sounders. “We want to have the world’s best soccer players play here in Seattle and win championships!”
“I remember as a kid waiting in line at Finish Line to get the newest sneakers, so to have the opportunity to see my creative vision on those same shelves is a reminder no dream is too big,” she adds. “I can’t wait to infuse mine and my family’s style and energy into this process.”
According to reports, The singer and actress is days away from inking a deal with the network to join the “Good Morning America” spinoff, we hear. “ABC execs are close to finalizing a deal . . . She’s fun, spontaneous and has great energy,” an insider told us.
Palmer has frequently filled in as a guest co-host, especially while Haines was on maternity leave, which she returned from last week.
“Keke has been so much fun filling in, so they decided to make her an offer,” said the insider. “The audience knows her and she’s got great chemistry with both [hosts].”
The daytime show replaced “The Chew” but has struggled with ratings since it debuted last year.
It was called “GMA Day” until ABC changed the name in January.