Some of the highest grossing actors of 2015 are Robert Downey Jr., Jackie Chan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler. Robert Downey Jr. tops the list for the third year in a row, due to his role as Iron Man in the blockbuster Marvel Comic movies. Downey was the leading man in the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide.
Jackie Chan was the leading actor in the Chinese movie "Dragon Blade," which grossed over $120 million. Vin Diesel was the star actor in the blockbuster action film "Furious 7," which generated over $1.5 billion online. Adam Sandler played leading roles in two 2015 top movies: "Hotel Transylvania 2" and "Pixels," while Bradley Cooper starred in "Burnt" and "Aloha."
The top grossing films of 2015, as of November 2015 are "Jurassic World," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Inside Out," "Furious 7" and "American Sniper." Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr., and Vin Diesel were the lead actors in three out of five of these high-earning films. Because of the huge success of their films, these star actors were compensated extremely well for their work. Actors that were listed as high earners in 2014 but not 2015 are Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman.