The box office receipts are in, and Leonardo DiCaprio has rocketed to the top of the Hollywood pay charts.
Between Inception and Shutter Island, 2011 was a very good year for the hunk who shot to fame after a role in the blockbuster Titanic. DiCaprio raked in a staggering $77 million according to Forbes, ratcheting up from fifth place to first. In fact, DiCaprio came in well ahead of second-place high earner Johnny Depp, who made a paltry $40 million in comparison, Adam Sandler clocking in at $40 million, Will Smith, who raked in $36 million, and Tom Hanks at $35 million.
DiCaprio, Depp, Sandler, Smith and Hanks aren’t the only big-earning hotshots in Hollywood, though. Ben Stiller was next on the rank with an impressive take of $34 million, Robert Downey Jr. came in at $31 million and Mark Wahlberg tracked at $28 million. Tim Allen and Tom Cruise ranked ninth and tenth respectively, with $22 million.
In total, the 15 actors on the list grossed $473 million, and this year’s ranking is based on box office receipts from May of 2010 through May of 2011.