Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson Top List of Highest Paid Actresses
Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson have claimed the two top spots on the annual ranking of highest paid actresses.
Lawrence stood head and shoulders above her competition, raking in a cool $52 million the last year. It was thanks in large part to starring roles in blockbuster franchises like “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men.” She also has a contract with luxury brand Dior, according to Forbes, which compiles the list every year.
Scarlett Johansson came in second, earning $35.5 million. Johansson pulled in a nice chunk of change for her role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and also starred in the hit action movie “Lucy.” She supplements her acting income with endorsements from Dolce & Gabbana and Sodastream.
“Spy” star Melissa McCarthy came in third with $23 million. Her solo espionage comedy was a resounding success, earning $234 million at the box office on a $65 million budget. McCarthy also stars on the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” in addition to launching a clothing line for plus-size women.
Bingbing Fan was the only non-American to make the list. The Chinese actress earned $21 million, and is best known to American audiences for her role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” She also starred in the Chinese fantasy epic “The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.”
In addition, Jennifer Aniston earned $16.5 million, Julia Roberts earned $16 million, and Angelina Jolie-Pitt earned $15 million.
Here is the full list of the highest paid actresses:
1. Jennifer Lawrence–$52 million
2. Scarlett Johansson–$35.5 million
3. Melissa McCarthy–$23 million
4. Bingbing Fan–$21 million
5. Jennifer Aniston–$16.5 million
6. Julia Roberts–$16 million
7. Angelina Jolie-Pitt–$15 million
8. Reese Witherspoon–$15 million
9. Anne Hathaway–$12 million
10. Kristen Stewart–$12 million
11. Cameron Diaz–$11 million
12. Gwyneth Paltrow–$9 million
13. Meryl Streep–$8 million
14. Amanda Seyfried–$8 million
15. Sandra Bullock–$8 million
16. Emma Stone–$6.5 million
17. Mila Kunis–$6.5 million
18. Natalie Portman–$6 million