Everyone knows the relationship between WWE and the Hollywood Movies. Many of the WWE Wrestlers put their hands in Hollywood and get a success with their Hollywood career. Also, various Hollywood’s big names come to the WWE ring. But in this article, we will discuss only the WWE Talents who have successful Hollywood career.
Many of the WWE Wrestlers tried in Hollywood movies but the successful ones are pretty low. Here we will discuss the top 5 grossing WWE superstars in Hollywood.
#1 Dwayne Johnson – ‘The Rock’
Dwayne Johnson also known as ‘The Rock’ in WWE. He is one of the very popular WWE Wrestler. As well he is also a very successful superstar in Hollywood. After his first break with The Scorpion King, his Hollywood career starts to rise. Dwayne Johnson featured in the Fast and Furious Series. And this thing proved as the big boost for his career.
He also featured in notable films like Gridiron Gang, GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, and The Rundown. His career gross is of $6,604,023,631 and has an average of million 200 per movie. Currently, The Rock is becoming more and more popular in Hollywood. And we can suppose that there will be further up in the numbers of The Rock shoot during upcoming years.
In this list, the name of Batista shows that how one movie could change your career in Hollywood. He had some forgettable roles in the movie ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ and ‘Riddick’. After that, he got his big breakthrough in the very famous movie – Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy was a great hit and helped Batista to earn a status in Marvel Universe. This movie also helped Batista to get a role in – “Spectre” A part of the super hit series – James Bond.
The career gross of Batista is $887,957,279. In which $771,172,112 are only from the Guardians of Galaxy movie. He gets an average of $126,851,040 per movie.
#3 Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the biggest WWE superstars of Attitude Era. Apart from this, he has also a very good foothold in Hollywood. He debuted in Hollywood in 2005 and get a lead role in the movie – The Condemned. The earning of that movie was around 8 million (worldwide). Which helped him to get a good role in the hit movie “The Expendables”. After that, he got a role in Grown Ups 2. These two movies generated a huge revenue.
The career gross of Steve Austin is $712,984,256. He got $89,123,032 as an average for one movie. The Expendables proved as his biggest grossing movie, which grossed around $268,268,174 (worldwide). The second grossing movie of Austin is Grown Ups 2 with $247,023,808.
#4 Hulk Hogan
The arrival of Hulk Hogan in Hollywood was an iconic moment. He got a role in The Rocky Series’s third part where he fights with Sylvester Stallone on-screen. After that, Hulk Hogan become famous in Hollywood. His career gross is $425,234,557. The Rocky III and the Gnomeo and Juliet came to as his top grosser movies.
Hulk Hogan got around 35 million as an average for one movie. However, mostly his appearance came as small roles. Latest movie of Hulkster came in the year 2015. And one can expect a few more from him.
#5 Bill Goldberg
Goldberg did not feature in many movies. But within the limited movies, he was able to earn a huge place. He was the part of great movies like The Longest Yard and Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Ready to Rumble, and some others. His movies have a total grossed of $267,951,061. He got $44 million per movie as an average.
Bill Goldberg was not seen in WWE and Hollywood as well for a long time. However, we saw his temporary return to WWE a few months back. Thus we can expect his return to Hollywood soon.
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