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.
The Matrix 4 is officially in the works at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, with co-creator Lana Wachowski set to write, direct, and produce. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will also reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, according to Variety.
This week, Entertainment Tonight spoke with Jada Pinkett Smithabout the ‘Matrix 4’ news, and what makes her old pal Keanu Reeves so special at the ‘Angel Has Fallen’ premiere, in theaters Aug. 23.
Well, I’ve had my conversations with Lana [Wachowski], so, you know, we’ll see,” the 47-year-old actress teased, referencing the upcoming film’s director. “I think, you know… I think there might be some things on the horizon.”
“Keanu, he’s got a mystery to him, you know,” she said of the massive fanfare for the actor. “He’s cool and he’s sweet. That’s just his special sauce right there.”
On social media, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson celebrates the success of ‘Hobbs And Shaw’ but threw some shade @CRYRESE
Thank you everyone for makin’ this an exciting first week of box office for our lil’ spin-off @hobbsandshaw. #1 movie and $333M worldwide, ain’t too shabby. And remember, the best way to shut the mouth of a *clown emoji* is to flex with success and a smile.
The star of the new film “Brian Banks,” based on a true story, opens up about what fans can expect, live on “GMA.”
On the movie role:
“This is one you had to fight I had to fight for this role. I make people laugh. That’s what worked against me when I read the story about “Brian Banks” and there were so many names they wanted. They wanted Viola Davis and they mentioned Octavia Spencer.. I’ve always wanted to do drama and always prayed about it and had to fight to get the audition and I had the audition, Face-time audition with the director [Tom Shadyac] of the movie. He wrote “The Nutty Professor” and directed Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey in “Bruce Almighty…”
You can also watch Sherri’s interview on ‘The Breakfast Club’ below:
James Earl Jones, who starred alongside Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America,” will return in Paramount’s upcoming sequel “Coming 2 America” along with a group of new cast members including “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones.
According to reports, The sequel to the 1988 comedy — known as Coming 2 America, naturally — has added Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), and rapper Rick Ross to the cast. Additionally, original cast members James Earl Jones and Paul Bates are returning, joining Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who will reprise their (primary) roles from the original film.
Snipes will play a new character named General Izzi, who rules a neighboring country to Zamunda, homeland of Murphy’s Prince Akeem. Layne will play Akeem’s daughter, and Leslie Jones’ role is being kept under wraps. James Earl Jones, of course, will reprise his role as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer, with Bates as royal servant Oha.
Ross’ role in the film is also unclear, but the rapper revealed in a recent radio interview with Nick Cannon that scenes were being shot at his Atlanta estate.
The beloved original film follows Akeem as he travels from his African kingdom to Queens, New York, hoping to find himself a queen there. In the sequel, Akeem is about to become king when he discovers he has a long-lost son in Queens. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem sets off to find him.
Tyrese says, ” I have to show my respects for one thing…. He tried…….. Folks called me a hater…. And attacked me for speaking out….. Breaking up the family clearly doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does…. You know what maybe just maybe…. The Rock and the crew will come dance with us again for #Fast10 we can all hug it out and get back to giving the true fans who have supported this franchise for 20 years . What they WANT…….. No hating I’m just pointing out the facts…. #FastFamily has more value as the #FastFamily its OK… The Rock is still one off the biggest movie stars in the world and he’s not hurting for work…I have 2 franchise films and he has at least 15, so there won’t be any tears om his pillow tonight. $180 million dollar global opening on ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is NOT a win. In this day and age where everyone wants to be safe and sit on their hands and not speak on real shit. When you do you get attacked and well…. That’s that again my respects cause he tried his best…. The world is clearly used to being served its Thanksgiving meal a certain way…. They want the table to include all its flavor and all of it’s usual ingredients. The Rock comes from wrestling and he knows all about smack talking and friendly competition… So love is love…. Roman has spoken. Drops mics… Insert dead skull emoji.