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[Feature] Who are the new generation box office kings in China?

We already know the old gen actors, a lot of them are considered legends and their box office appeals are proven and tested. As of late, a group of new gen actors have also shown that they can be huge box office draws too.

Cumulative box office grosses of first lead role movies of new generation (born after 1980) actors 
Kris Wu – 2.412 billion yuan ($350.6 million)
Age: 26
Acting debut: 2015
Mark Chao – 2.227 billion yuan ($323.7 million)
Age: 32
Acting debut: 2009
Wang Baoqiang – 2.084 billion yuan ($302.9 million)
Age: 32
Acting debut: 2003
Da Peng – 1.160 billion yuan ($168.6 million)
Age: 35
Acting debut: 2008
Jing Boran – 1.004 billion yuan ($145.9 million)
Age: 27
Acting debut: 2008
Eddie Peng – 733 million yuan ($106 million)
Age: 34
Acting debut: 2005
Hangeng – 496 million yuan ($72 million)
Age: 33
Acting debut: 2007
Li Yifeng – 379 million yuan ($55 million)
Age: 29
Acting debut: 2009
Bai Jingting – 180 million yuan ($26 million)
Age: 23
Acting debut: 2014
Lin Gengxin – 153 million yuan ($22 million)
Age: 29
Acting debut: 2009
If we include all their movies with significant billing, the Top 5 list would go:
Kris Wu – 4.698 billion yuan ($683 million) (if we add the non-China gross of xXx then it would add up to  5.839 yuan or $848 million)
Jing Boran – 4.469 billion yuan ($649 million)
Wang Baoqiang – 4.279 billion yuan ($622 million)
Eddie Peng – 4.121 billion yuan ($599 million)
Lin Gengxin – 3.721 billion ($541 million)