Jennifer Lawrence Is World’s Top Earning Actress
Movies| | By Sara Wilkins
The past year saw Lawrence appear in the final installment of the film series which made her a Hollywood superstar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in David O. Russell’s Joy, and star as Mystique in superhero sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. Despite remaining at number one on the annual Forbes list, her earnings were down from $52 million in the previous year, and well below the figure made by the highest paid male actor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who took home $64.5 million over the same period. Meanwhile, Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy climbs up to second place, earning an estimated $33 million, with Scarlett Johansson taking third with $25 million. Rounding out the top five are Jennifer Aniston, whose earnings of $21 million included money received for endorsement deals from top airline Emirates, beverage brand Smartwater, the Aveeno skincare range, and Living Proof shampoo, and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who banked $17 million. Also included in the top 10 are Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Mila Kunis, and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone.