It’s been a good year for Jennifer Lawrence. The actress raked in $46 million between June of 2015 and 2016, Forbes reports, thanks to her star turn in the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, her Oscar-nominated role in Joy and an advance for the sci-fi drama Passengers. This is her second year topping the list.
Ghostbusters‘ Melissa McCarthy and Marvel star Scarlett Johansson took top honors after Lawrence, while Jennifer Aniston, Fan Bingbing, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Mila Kunis and Deepika Padukone round out the top ten. Of course, this metric only takes the calendar year’s activity into account not their lifetime earnings or their bankability to studios. For that, we can crown Scarlett Johansson: she’s brought in $3.3 billion in domestic ticket sales. Those are receipts worth keeping.
Although these women are certainly finding an impressive level of financial success in Hollywood, they’re far from being the highest-paid celebrities this year. That honor goes to Taylor Swift, who brought in $200 million, over four times what Lawrence made.
Compared to their male counterparts, none of these ten actresses are even close to the same page: comedian Kevin Hart brought in $87.5 million, putting him in fourth place on Forbes’s annual Celebrity 100, a co-ed, multi-industry ranking. Lawrence doesn’t even show up until number 49, out-paid by actors like Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. Looks like Lawrence’s comments about the industry’s equal pay challenges still ring true.
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