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The Rock rules the world from his Hollywood throne

Sudhir Bose
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The Rock in a still from ‘San Andreas’

After scaling the summit of the WWE, The Rock set his sights on Hollywood. After he had his say, a lengthy debate would ensue in rating one over the other – his wrestling career or his acting career.  

After a lull in 2014, The Rock reclaimed his title of being the highest grossing international movie star in 2015. He held that claim in 2013, courtesy of movies like Pain and Gain, GI Joe: Retaliation and Fast 6.

According to the magazine Deadline, The Rock is 2015’s top international box office star, raking in a mind-numbing $1.48 billion!!! He beat out Hollywood heavyweights Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise. The future WWE Hall of Famer had this to say in acknowledgement:

“ Only way to start this post is with THANK YOU. WORLD'S #1 INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE STAR. I was blessed with this title in 2013 and now again in 2015. $1.48billion is a lot of revenue to generate in our business in only one year, BUT it's also the important reminder that regardless of what we achieve in life, we always gotta keep striving for more, staying hungrier than the rest and being grateful around every corner.

“This cool global achievement doesn't happen without my amazing family, management, agents, attorneys, publicists, financial management, studio partners, fellow actors, Team Rock and the final two deserving personal shout outs - my dog #HobbsTheBeast and you...THE greatest f*cking fans in the world. Stay hungry and keep working your ass off because one day I want to see the news write a cool report about you and YOUR accomplishments. #LetsGetToWork #ChaseYourGreatness #SevenBucksProductions #1WorldWide #TimeForACheatMeal”

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