Jen­nifer Lawrence earns large, but still lags men

CityPress - - News - Staff Re­porter

Jen­nifer Lawrence earned $52 mil­lion (R673 mil­lion) in the past 12 months to make her the high­est paid ac­tress in Hol­ly­wood. The Hunger Games and Amer­i­can Hus­tle star earned $16 mil­lion (R207 mil­lion) more than sec­ond-ranked Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, who earned $35.5 mil­lion (R459 mil­lion) at the box of­fice and in en­dorse­ments. Brides­maids star Melissa McCarthy came in third with earn­ings to­talling $23 mil­lion (R298 mil­lion).

The only non-Amer­i­can ac­tress in the top 10 high­est paid is Chi­nese ac­tress, Bing­bing Fan, who was ranked fourth with $21 mil­lion (R272 mil­lion) in earn­ings. She is well known for her roles in The White-Haired Witch of Lu­nar King­dom and by global au­di­ences for star­ring in X-Men: Days of Fu­ture Past.

Forbes Mag­a­zine re­ports, how­ever, that the ac­tresses’ earn­ings still pale in com­par­i­son with their male coun­ter­parts.

Robert Downey Jr, earned a stag­ger­ing $80 mil­lion ( just over R1 bil­lion) in the past 12 months, mak­ing him the high­est paid ac­tor in Hol­ly­wood for the third con­sec­u­tive year. –

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