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Jennifer Lawrence world’s highest paid-actress, second year in a row

image002WASHINGTON: 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.
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% 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 Wars” was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 % from 2015. The rest of the 2016 top 10 are:
4. Jennifer Aniston – $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing – $17 million
6. Charlize Theron – $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams – $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts – $12 million
9. Mila Kunis – $11 million
10. Deepika Padukone – $10 million Padukone, an Indian, is the only newcomer on the list.
The totals cover from June 1, 2015 to June 1 of this year, before fees and taxes.
REUTERS

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