Scarlett Johansson Named Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Actress of All Time

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Scarlett Johansson is queen of the box office.

The actress’ movies, which include the “Avengers” franchise, have raked in a record-breaking $3.3 billion at the North American box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

The tracking site ranks Johansson 10th overall, beating out male stars like Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and action-movie favorites Bruce Willis and Liam Neeson.

This year alone, her films “The Jungle Book” and “Captain America: Civil War” have grossed $358.4 million and $404.3 million respectively at the domestic box office. Her highest grossing movie is “The Avengers,” which is also the fifth highest grossing movie of all time in the United States, with $623.4 million.

At 31, she is the youngest actor appearing in the top 10, but she’s also the only woman. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Johansson spoke about the Hollywood gender wage gap.

“There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole,” Johansson told the magazine. “I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”

The next highest grossing actress is Cameron Diaz, who comes in at the 19th spot on the list. Her movies, which include the highly successful “Shrek” franchise, have grossed $3 billion, not far behind Johansson.

Harrison Ford holds the top spot. His movies add up to $4.8 billion with the most recent “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as his most lucrative film.

Next up, Johansson will star in the anime adaptation of “Ghost in a Shell,” which has already received criticism for white-washed casting. She’ll also star in “Rock that Body.” Both are set for 2017.

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  1. Christopher says:

    This doesn’t take into account the inflated ticket prices of the last 20 years. I bet if you upgraded the box-office totals for Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple and Doris Day among a few others, they would be equitable. Pickford, for instance, made dozens of movies that people paid only ten cents a ticket to see.

  2. jhs39 says:

    That’s misleading obviously since almost all of that money came from Marvel films where she wasn’t even the lead. Her solo hits where she is the undisputed lead basically consist of Lucy, a single film. She’s usually an ensemble player when her movies do well.

    • Matt says:

      Not only that,it isn’t reflected in Salary because Jennifer Lawrence out earned her in 2015 and 2016 so far…Samuel Jackson and Harrson Ford are the highest grossing of all time but their net worth is not nearly as much as Tom Cruise or Brad pitt just as SJs net worth isn’t as much as most top A listers.

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