Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday.
Lawrence, the star of the “Hunger Games” franchise, has earned $46 million before taxes over 12 months in part from a big upfront fee for the forthcoming movie “Passengers,” Forbes said. The earnings mark an 11.5 percent drop from her 2015 total.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York May 14, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
McCarthy has $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from her estimate for the year before, in part from her payday for the reboot of “Ghostbusters.”
Cast member Melissa McCarthy poses at the premiere of the film ‘Ghostbusters’ in Hollywood, California U.S., July 9, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Scarlett Johansson of “Captain America: Civil Wars” was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015.
The rest of the 2016 top 10 are:
4. Jennifer Aniston – $21 million
A file photo of Jennifer Aniston
5. Fan Bingbing – $17 million
Actress Fan Bingbing poses during a photocall ahead of the Chopard Gold Party during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. Picture taken May 18, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS
6. Charlize Theron – $16.5 million
Cast member Charlize Theron poses on red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film ‘The last Face’ in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 20, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
7. Amy Adams – $13.5 million
Amy Adams arrives for the European Premiere of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in Leicester Square in London, Britain, March 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Cast member Julia Roberts blows a kiss on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film ‘Money Monster’ out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
9. Mila Kunis – $11 million
Cast member Mila Kunis poses at the premiere of ‘Bad Moms’ in Los Angeles, California U.S., July 26, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
10. Deepika Padukone – $10 million
Deepika is the only newcomer on the list. The totals cover from June 1, 2015 to June 1 of this year, before fees and taxes.