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Scarlett Johansson Is Now Hollywood’s Highest Paid Female Actor

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Popular actress Scarlett Johansson has topped the Forbe’s annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actress for 2018. This means that she has officially knocked off Emma Stone- the winner for 2017 from the list.

It’s a pleasant surprise for Scarlett Johansson

The Avengers actress becoming Hollywood’s highest-paid female actor comes off as a bit of a surprise. Last year, she could not even make it to the top 10. But recently, she quadrupled her earnings for 2017. And apparently, Scarlett Johansson takes home a salary of 40 million US dollars.

Marvel Plays a Huge Role

Scarlett Johansson does owe a part of this to Marvel. After all, her earnings took a whole new turn when she appeared as the Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War. Moreover, she’ll be returning to the same role in the 2019 installment of the blockbuster movie.

What about the rest?

Hollywood’s highest-paid female actress for 2017- Emma Stones was unable to make it even to the top 10 contestants this year. But since she already has a fortune of an estimated 28 million US dollars, there is not much to mourn about.

Competing with Scarlett Johansson this year, Angelina Jolie landed in the second spot. Jolie is reported to have a US $28 million pay. And most of it can be accredited to her new movie- the upcoming sequel for Maleficent.

Jennifer Aniston tied for the third spot in the Forbe’s annual list of Hollywood’s highest paid actress for 2018. 14 years after the end of her popular sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Jennifer Aniston still made $19.5 million in the year. Mostly because of the many endorsements she does for brands like Smartwater, Aveeno and Emirates.

In the list topped by Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot all also bag positions in the top 10. Together, these top 10 actresses were able to earn the US $186 million from 1st June 2017 to 1st June 2018. These estimates regarding their earnings are gathered from a thorough review of the information from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews from the inside sources in the Hollywood industry are also regarded.

Previously, Scarlett Johansson has also been rated as the highest-grossing actress of all time in 2016. Back in 2015, she scored 2nd on Forbe’s Annual list of the highest-paid female actresses. It seems like Scarlett Johansson does work hard for her money.

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