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Jennifer Lawrence Is The Highest Paid Actress For Second Year Running

Jennifer Lawrence arguably the biggest actress on the planet, with her choice of almost any film and the ability to demand salaries in excess of $20 million per movie – so it’s no surprise the Hunger Games actress has claimed the highest paid actress title for the second year running with an estimated $46 million.

Despite having completed her X-Men and Hunger Games franchises, Lawrence can attribute most of her salary earnings to the upcoming sci-fi drama, Passengers – the Oscar-winner has reportedly taken home around $25 million. To put her star power into perspective, her co-star Chris Pratt earned only $12 million for the role, despite being considered one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood.

Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy shot into second place this year with total earning’s of around $33 million, despite her latest blockbuster proving a disappointment at the global box office, taking only $170 million, despite an overall production and marketing budget of $250 million.

Rounding off the top 3 is Marvel bad-ass Scarlett Johansson, who earned a total of $25 million thanks to her appearance in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, as well as lending her voice to Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book.

Surprisingly both Lawrence and Johansson still made the top 3 despite earning considerably less in 2016 than the previous year (Lawrence: $54 million, Johansson: $33 million).

Forbes releases the annual list in August every year and includes a who’s who of Hollywood’s most elite actresses. View the top 10 below.

Deepika Padukone – $10 million


Mila Kunis – $11 million


Julia Roberts – $12 million


Amy Adams – $13.5 million


Charlize Theron – $16.5 million


Fan Bingbing – $17 million


Jennifer Aniston – $21 million


Scarlett Johansson – $25 million


Melissa McCarthy – $33 million


Jennifer Lawrence – $46 million



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