Scarlett Johansson exceeds Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston on Forbes’s new list.
On 16/8, Forbes gave the list of “highest paid actors 2018,” where Scarlett Johansson led. The Avengers collected about 40.5 million this year, mostly thanks to the portrayal of Black Widow in Marvel’s superhero series.
The second was Angelina Jolie with US $28 million by joining Maleficent 2, Disney’s blockbuster being filmed in Britain. After Angelina Jolie was Brad Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. Movie actors Friends earned 19.5 million USD, mainly due to advertising contracts with Smartwater, Aveeno and Emirates Airlines. Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon were of the Top 5 in turn earning 18 million USD and 16.5 million.
Top 10 Most paid actors 2018 also have Mila Kunis, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, Gal Gadot. Actors led the last year’s rankings – Emma Stone – is not present in the Top 10 this year.
Forbes statistics the income of actresses from the day 1/6/2017 to 1/6/2018 to give out lists. Figures are obtained from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry people. This income does not include taxes, expenses for regulatory authorities, lawyers… This year, the gross income of 10 highest-paid actresses was 186 million, which is 16% higher than last year.
According to 2016 studies, only 28.7% of films have land for females. Lack of role as a female actress is less likely to make money. This year, only two female actors had an income of over 20 million USD, while the 2017 had three people and 2016 had four.