Forbes has released names of highest-paid actors in Hollywood and “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. takes number 1 spot on the list. With $75 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013, “The Avengers” actor defeats Channing Tatum, who is on number two and Hugh Jackman who gets the third position.
Robert, whose career went down because of drugs, became a top actor after starring in hit movies “The Avengers” in 2012 and “Iron Man 3? in 2013.
“Iron Man” franchise approximately fetches in $2.4 billion, while “The Avengers” becomes the third highest-grossing movie of all time with $1.5 billion at the box office.
Forbes noted that Robert played Tony Stark brilliantly by mixing arrogance, humor and a hint of vulnerability and created a superhero character that everyone loved.
New father Channing Tatum, who was estimated to collect $60 million in earnings, lands at number two of Forbes’ highest-paid actors.
Channing made a deal with director Steven Soderbergh and self-managed the budget for their flick “Magic Mike”. Because of the partnership, the duo did not have to share the profit with a studio.
“Magic Mike” was created with $7 million budget, but it fetched $167 million at the global box office.