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Scarlett Johansson leaps to prime of Forbes’ highest-paid actresses, Entertainment News & Top Stories

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Scarlett Johansson’s function as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the highest of Forbes’ annual record of the world’s highest-paid actresses on Thursday (Aug 16), touchdown her forward of Angelina Jolie.

Johansson, 33, took in US$40.5 million (S$55.7 million) in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her earnings from the earlier yr, based on Forbes’ calculations.

She performed Black Widow on this yr’s hit film Avengers: Infinity War and can return to the function within the 2019 installment from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios.

Jolie, 43, earned US$28 million, largely because of a cost for the movie Maleficent 2, scheduled for 2020.

Jennifer Aniston, 49, who nonetheless earns residual earnings from the 1990s sitcom Friends, got here in third with US$19.5 million. She additionally acquired cash from endorsements of merchandise together with Coca-Cola Co’s Smartwater model and Johnson & Johnson’s Aveeno.

Jennifer Lawrence, 28, who starred within the underperforming movies Mother! and Red Sparrow, was fourth on the Forbes record with continued earnings from her function within the X-Men sequence and an endorsement contract with style model Christian Dior. Her US$18 million earnings was US$6 million lower than the prior yr.

In fifth place, Reese Witherspoon, 42, took in US$16.5 million.

The remainder of the highest 10 had been Mila Kunis, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot.

Last yr’s highest-paid actress, Oscar-winning La La Land star Emma Stone, fell out of the highest 10.

The 2018 Forbes record of highest-paid actors is scheduled to be launched subsequent week.

Last yr, Mark Wahlberg led the pack with US$68 million because of his pay days for films Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Forbes stated the dearth of roles for girls means “there are fewer opportunities for stars to earn big bucks.” Only two girls topped the US$20 million mark, down from three in 2017 and 4 in 2016.

The journal compiles its annual movie star earnings lists from field workplace and Nielsen information, in addition to from interviews with trade insiders.

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