Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, and Mark Wahlberg earn their way on to Forbes’s list of leading men

Adam Sandler, who premiered “That’s My Boy’’ in Boston last month, made $37 million, according to Forbes. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)
Adam Sandler, who premiered “That’s My Boy’’ in Boston last month, made $37 million, according to Forbes. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

There are a few local names on Forbes’s new list of the highest-paid leading men in Hollywood. That list got extra buzz on Tuesday because in the guy in the No. 1 spot is soon-to-be-divorced actor Tom Cruise. Coming in after Cruise (who made $75 million from May of 2011 to May of 2012, according to Forbes) is New Hampshire’s own Adam Sandler, who made $37 million over the past 12 months. Boston guy Mark Wahlberg takes the No. 9 slot on the list for earning $27 million. That number will probably spike next year thanks to the success of Wahlberg’s Boston-based movie “Ted.’’

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