Jennifer Lawrence earns large, but still lags men
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. –