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Will Smith Shows Dwayne Johnson He’s Still the “King” of Hollywood as $40 Million Fact Comes to Light

Published 05/12/2022, 1:02 PM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson, after departing from WWE, has established his name as a top-tier actor in Hollywood. He delivered many blockbuster movies such as Red Notice, Jumanji, Fast and Furious series, and many others. The Rock has become one of the highest-paid actors. In addition, in 2021, he made Will Smith’s level of money.

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In 2021, Johnson surpassed Smith to become the highest-earning actor in Hollywood. According to reports, The Rock has made $42 million from films, which is more than Smith’s $40 million.


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According to US Weekly, Johnson was paid $20 million for his role in Red Notice. In addition, Johnson has also earned $22 million on Jungle Cruise.

However, while Johnson is the highest-paid actor in 2021, he has earned $42 million from his two films. Whereas Will Smith had earned $40 million only with his one film.

After so many years in the industry, Smith has shown once more that he is still the king of Hollywood, with a single film earning him $40 million. As per the reports, Smith earned US$40 million for his Oscar-nominated movie King Richard.

Dwayne Johnson will replace Smith in Aladdin 2

During his acting career, WWE superstar turned actor Dwayne Johnson has delivered some of the biggest earning movies. In addition, Johnson is now speculated to be replacing Will Smith in Disney’s Aladdin Sequel.

The Rock has featured in multiple Disney films such as Jungle Cruise, Moana and Race to Witch Mountain, and he may be working with them again.


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As per the Giant Freakin Robot, Smith might lose his role as a consequence of the Oscar event. Where he slapped Chris Rock. Moreover, in his speech, he apologized to the academy and Rock for his behavior. However, after that, the academy banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars for a decade.

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In addition, Some Smith-related projects have been delayed or canceled as a result of the incident. However, it is rumored now that The Rock will take over Smith’s role in Aladdin 2.


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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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