Entertainment is one of the biggest industries in the United States generating over 490 billion dollars in 2012, and judging by the predictions for 2013 we can expect that number to increase by 6 percent this year. Although the number of movie theaters has decreased in the last couple of years, the number of movie screens is constantly rising. Although being an all-American blockbuster fight at the top, the previous year brought us plenty of foreign & independent films to keep us entertained.
The number of three dimensional films has also risen from 45 in 2011 to 68 in 2012 and projections for next year say that this number will double in 2013. All in all, 2012 was a good year for the movie industry as the fat paychecks the following actors in our top 10 cashed in last year can testify.
9Mark Wahlberg – $27 million
Mark Wahlberg is slowly becoming one of Hollywood’s most reputable actors. He proved he can perform in a variety of roles, even the more serious ones like Micky Ward in The Fighter. His performance in Contraband was also received well by movie goers and critics alike as Mark proves to be more versatile than people previous thought. One of the biggest surprise attesting his versatility was his brilliance performance in Ted, a surprise box office hit that made over $50 million worldwide.