Following a drop in box office returns in 2020, 2021 saw a rebound. With high-budget films contending for maximum ticket sales on the large screen and online streaming on the small screen, it has been an excellent year for motion pictures. This year, Marvel and DC superhero movies accounted for four of the top ten highest-grossing films.
Variety says the international box office will only fully recover in 2023. However, there’s no arguing that Hollywood A-listers are still getting paid handsomely for their parts in these blockbusters. So, how does our ranking of the year’s top ten earners stack up? Based on several media reports of known salaries, here’s the 2021 list.