Dwayne Johnson’s Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights.

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

When it comes to Hollywood action stars, there’s one name that can’t be excluded, and that’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. At 51 years old, he has stood the test of time in the entertainment industry, solidifying himself as a household name and role model of health and fitness. Besides his charm, charisma, and at times intensely passionate acting scenes, he stands out because of his immense height and imposing physique.

Johnson used his goliath stature to his advantage as an actor after leaving the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), where he gained considerable recognition and success. With a net worth of $800 million, we’ll uncover which movies in Dwayne Johnson’s career have grossed over $400 million at the box office.

8 Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage Made $427.9 Million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Character played: Davis Oyoke

Acting salary: $20 million

The first of The Rock’s top-grossing movies is the science-fiction action adventure film, Rampage, released in 2018. Following the success of their first two

films, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas, Rampage would be the third film starring Johnson directed by Canadian film director and producer, Brad Peyton.

The movie was actually loosely inspired by a video game with the same name that was released by Midway Games between 1986-2009.

According to Forbes, the fact that Rampage grossed close to $430 million worldwide made it the sixth-biggest video game adaptation ever made, in line with the likes of Resident Evil: Afterlife, Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Warcraft.

7 Dwayne Johnson’s The Mummy Returns (2001) Made $435 Million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Character played: Mathayus of Akkad (The Scorpion King)

Acting salary: $5.5 million

After retiring from professional boxing, it didn’t take Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson long to start being cast in some major roles. The Mummy Returns, which was released in 2001, was his film acting debut, and he was only twenty-eight years old at the time. Despite being his first professional acting role, he was co-starring with Hollywood hitmakers, such as Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, who were both in the movie’s predecessor, The Mummy.

Although his time on screen was brief, it’s obvious that Dwayne Johnson’s appearance in the film was beneficial, being that The Mummy 2 grossed $435 million at the box office, exceeding The Mummy which grossed $416 million. His successful acting debut was the first of a consistent and prosperous acting career. According to FandomWire, the Gridiron Gang star broke multiple records in the acting industry, and one of them was earning $5.5 million for his role in The Mummy Returns.

6 Dwayne Johnson’s Movie San Andreas Made $456.2 million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Character played: Raymond Gaines

Acting Salary: $25 million

Director Brad Peyton again teamed up with The Rock to play the lead role in the hyperrealistic disaster film, San Andreas. Released in 2015, the movie’s plot focuses on the cataclysmic damage caused by a massive earthquake that was triggered along the San Andreas Fault line. One could only imagine the special effects that went into this movie, costing a total budget of $110 million. But it proved to a worthy investment, as it not only grossed $456.2 million globally, but in its opening week, it raked in $54.5 million in ticket sales, which surpassed the $36 million earned by The Scorpion King in 2002.

According to Insider, Dwayne Johnson has hinted at a possible sequel to San Andreas, but only on the condition that it has the “Moses Effect,” implying that it “must have the ability to push all the other projects to the side.”

5 Dwayne Johnson’s Fast Five Made $629 million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Movie budget: $125 million

Acting salary: $10 million

It was in 2011 that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made his extraordinary appearance in his first Fast and Furious film, Fast Five. At the time, one of the film’s lead actors, Paul Walker, was still alive, so the storyline was at its peak.

The movie was filmed on a budget of $125 million, and many of the scenes were taken in specific areas in Brazil, like Sugarloaf Mountain, Fort Copacabana, and Morro Dona Marta. Johnson’s character is Luke Hobbs, a brawny Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent who is sent to Rio, Brazil to arrest Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker), and Mia (Jordanna Brewster) for the murder of DEA Agents. According to Parade, he made $10 million for his very first time in the franchise.

4 Dwayne Johnson’s Fast X Made $714 million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Character played: DSS Agent Luke Hobbs

Movie budget: $340 million

Although his appearance in Fast X was brief and came toward the end of the movie, Dwayne Johnson’s scene was highly appreciated by fans who were aware of the feud between him and fellow Fast and Furious franchise actor, Vin Diesel. The post-credit scene revealed the actor’s identity, hinting that he would back for the upcoming film.

But, according to Daily Mail, The Rock made an explicit statement that he would never return to the franchise after a public plea was made by Vin Diesel back in 2021. But who could resist that sumptuous Fast and Furious paycheck, especially when the film grossed $714 million at the worldwide box office? While we’re not certain of how much he pocketed, it’s possible that he might’ve squeezed a million or two in his pocket for showing up.

3 Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Made $760.7 million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Movie budget: $200 million

Acting salary: $20 million

The Fast and the Furious franchise took a different route with Hobbs & Shaw in 2019, zoning in on The Rock and Jason Statham as its main characters. The film’s predecessor was The Fate of the Furious, which grossed a whopping $1.2 million at the box office. However, against a budget of $200 million, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw still managed to gross $760.7 million worldwide with less than half the original cast!

Both actors were in prior Fast and Furious films, and both were paid handsomely for their respective roles. The Rock reportedly received $20 million and Jason Statham was paid $13 million as the lead characters.

2 Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious 6 Made $789.3 million

Dwayne Johnson's Movies Accumulate Over $400 Million at the Box Office, Catapulting His Net Worth to New Heights

Movie budget: $160-$260 million

Acting salary: $10 million

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson solidified himself as an integral part of the Fast and Furious franchise after his introduction in Fast Five. So when the sixth installment of the franchise, Fast and Furious 6, was released in 2013, he reprised his role as Luke Hobbs.

Although the film grossed $789.3 million, which surpassed that of Fast Five, Johnson was still paid the same $10 million. But as the franchise grew, so did the film’s budget to accommodate the actor’s salary. According to SportsKeeda, by the time Fast and Furious 7 was released, his salary increased to $15 million, which is still less than he received for Hobbs and Shaw.

1Dwayne Johnson’s Furious 7 Made $1.5 billion

Actor salary: $15 million

Instagram: 391 million followers

Furious 7 may have been a bitter-sweet moment for Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson because it would be Paul Walker’s final film role following his death, but it would also be Johnson’s first salary increase since starring in the movie. Considering the fact that they shot certain scenes in Abu Dhabi, the budget cost seems justified. But the money invested was quickly regained, as BBC reported that Furious 7 broke the $1 billion barrier worldwide in just seven days, making it the fastest film to generate that figure so quickly.

A large part of the reason why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is able to ask for multi-million-dollar acting checks is because of his massive social media following. He promotes his movies on his social media platforms, like Instagram, which draws in support from millions of fans.