Los Angeles: 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.
Ms 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.
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.
Scarlett Johansson of Captain America: Civil War was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015.
The rest of the 2016 top 10 are:
- Jennifer Aniston – $21 million
- Fan Bingbing – $17 million
- Charlize Theron – $16.5 million
- Amy Adams – $13.5 million
- Julia Roberts – $12 million
- Mila Kunis – $11 million
- 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.