Bucks For Your Bang: Who Are China’s Top Grossing Foreign Action Stars?



No Little Fresh Meats here.  By and large, Chinese audiences go for the macho laowai, with some added comedy (Downey, Pratt) and soulfulness (Ruffalo) in the mix.  Ability to look good while driving high-speed vehicles is obviously a plus.

If it appears a bit more like blockbusters make the stars than vice-versa (Marvel movies, The Fast and The Furious, Jurassic Park), that was initially something of the case, but the tide has begun to turn and we should look to Furious topliners like Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Jason Statham to start driving new and even non-franchise projects into jackpot revenue strictly on the basis of their participation.