Annual earnings: $46 million
Biggest flop: Southland Tales (2006)
How jealous must Hulk Hogan be of The Rock? After all, it was The Hulkster, a.k.a. Hollywood Hulk, who first attempted to make the crossover from professional wrestler to family-friendly film star back in the early 1990s with movies like Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny. The Rock just did it better, raking in more than $1 billion at the box office so far this year.
But not everything The Rock pummels turns to gold. Case in point: Southland Tales, Richard Kelly’s futuristic follow-up to Donnie Darko, where a handful of Los Angeles residents prepare for the end of the world as they know it. The film’s disappointing box office performance (it earned back just two percent of its $17 million budget) wasn’t all that surprising, as the film underwent a number of edits following a disastrous debut at Cannes.