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Dwayne Johnson’s 10 Highest-Grossing Movies, According To Box Office Mojo

By the time 2022 wraps up, two comic book films starring Dwayne Johnson will have been released in theaters: DC League of Super-Pets (July 29) and Black Adam (October 21).

Both stand a solid chance of ranking among Johnson’s highest-grossing films, but even his (animated) reteaming with Kevin Hart and his major introduction to the DCEU may not be enough to take the number one spot, particularly when it comes to his time as DSS Agent Hobbs of the Fast & Furious franchise.

The Mummy Returns (2001) — $443.3 Million

The Scorpion King uncaged in The Mummy Returns

While not quite one of Dwayne Johnson’s best movies, The Mummy Returns was still extremely important to the success of his acting career. It showed that he had a formidable presence onscreen, and there’s a reason why it took only one year for him to get his own big-budget spinoff in the form of The Scorpion King.

The Mummy Returns held a budget of $90 million (sizable for a price tag in 2001), but it was lightning in a bottle yet again with a worldwide return of over $440 million per Box Office Mojo. Unfortunately, 2008’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor didn’t follow suit.

San Andreas (2015) — $474 Million

Dwayne Johnson San Andreas

The hulking Johnson is the perfect fit for the heroic role in a disaster film, and he rises to the task in Brad Peyton’s (director of Rampage) San Andreas, a film that harkens back to Roland Emmerich’s golden days while managing to stand as one of the best of its kind of the past decade.

Most of Johnson’s big-budget solo ventures have scored at the box office, but there are exceptions to every rule, e.g. Skyscraper. However, San Andreas was a hit through and through, as the film more than quadrupled its production budget of $110 million per Box Office Mojo.

Fast Five (2011) — $626.1 Million

The Rock and Vin Diesel in Fast Five.

Johnson joined the Fast & Furious franchise for what ended up being the revitalizing boost of NOS it needed, and it ended up being the start of a long and not-so-beautiful friendship with at least one co-star.

But in Fast Five, Johnson’s Agent Hobbs takes on Dom Toretto and his crew head-on, and the clash of the two action movie stars is every bit the event fans could have hoped for. The film revitalized the franchise both critically and commercially, earning positive reviews even from those who hadn’t been sold on the series before and a substantial $626 million worldwide on a relatively slight budget of $125 million, per Box Office Mojo.

Moana (2016) — $643.7 Million

Maui sings to Moana in Moana

Moana wasn’t Dwayne Johnson’s first collaboration with Disney, and it stands to reason it won’t be his last. It’s a beautiful film in more ways than one, and every bit as visually and thematically poignant as Pixar’s best. Johnson nearly runs away with the movie as a short-fused demigod, Maui, but Auli’i Cravalho makes Moana the heart and highlight, and she’s already been inducted as the 12th official Disney Princess.

Deadline puts Moana’s budget at $150 million, which is on the low end compared to some others’ estimates, but with a Box Office Mojo-reported worldwide gross of $643 million, it’s a multiple that pushes the film well over the line into profitability.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) — $759 Million

A wounded Hobbs and Shaw looking in the same direction

Dwayne Johnson’s Agent Hobbs teamed with reformed Fast & Furious villain, Deckard Shaw, after exiting the main series and the result is a very fun movie that manages to stand apart from the remainder of the franchise.

Hobbs & Shaw could never have been expected to reach the heights of the core franchise, and it did make a profit (of $84 million, according to Deadline Hollywood), but it also didn’t clear its budget via revenue from domestic venues. Only three other installments have failed to meet this mark: F9, The Fate of the Furious, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) — $788.7 Million

Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in Fast and Furious 6

One of Vin Diesel’s best movies, just as it’s one of Johnson’s, Fast & Furious 6 was a wonderful adrenaline-fueled boost to the box office in May of 2013. The franchise had just rebounded in a substantial way with Fast Five and the subsequent installment not only kept the good times rolling but even exceeded the worldwide total of the acclaimed film it followed.

The budgets started out fairly low for the Furious films, but 6 was a different matter entirely, with a budget of $160 million. The investment was well worth it, as the film earned nearly five times that across the globe per Box Office Mojo.

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) — $800 Million

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji

Jumanji: The Next Level essentially repeated the central hook of the original film, but with a furthered element of body swapping. Having two of the original “players” on the outside of the game helps differentiate the formula, but not as much as having Danny Glover’s Milo and Danny DeVito’s Eddie in their place. Overall, The Next Level is fun, and it sets the stage for a very different next chapter.

The Next Level’s budget was upped by $35 million from that of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but it earned over $150 million less across the globe. Even still, a worldwide tally of $800 million (per Box Office Mojo) is far from anything to scoff at, and easily a figure that keeps a franchise going.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) — $962.5 Million

Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji

Both one of Dwayne Johnson’s most quotable movies and one of his most rewatchable, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a gamble. The Robin Williams classic had come out 22 years prior and, furthermore, 1995’s original and the revamped take couldn’t be any more different. But winning chemistry goes a long way, as does a name brand and an inventive concept.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hit theaters with a lineup of major ticket-selling stars, inventive action sequences, and a fairly paltry budget of $90 million. According to the film’s Box Office Mojo page, it earned over 10 times that, with $962.5 million.

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) — $1.2 Billion

Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious found itself using a real-life squabble for the plot, with Johnson and Diesel not even filming together once. The fracture is palpable in the film, and not always to the benefit of the convoluted narrative.

It may have dropped from Furious 7, but that movie captured the zeitgeist, and Box Office Mojo reports that Fate of the Furious still crossed $1.2 billion worldwide. With that being said, it was outgrossed domestically by Fast & Furious 6, a decline that would continue with F9: The Fast Saga (which was hampered by COVID-19) and Hobbs & Shaw. Fortunately, and impressively, Fate’s domestic haul was practically irrelevant in comparison to its international tally: just over $1 billion.

Furious 7 (2015) — $1.5 Billion

Furious 7 Dwayne Johnson Hobbs

Just as The Dark Knight assuredly received a bump via the public interest surrounding the late Heath Ledger’s Joker performance, audiences flocked in droves to Furious 7 to say goodbye to Paul Walker.

Following the actor’s tragic passing, the film had to be completed via some technical magic, which naturally raised the budget ($190 million, per Box Office Mojo). But even if the price tag were twice that, the film would’ve been in the black, as it cleared a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide, including $353 million from domestic screens alone.
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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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