Scarlett Johansson Named The Highest-Grossing Actor of the Year!

Posted 2016/12/28 4927 0

Scarlett Johansson has been named the top-grossing actor of 2016, having brought in $1.2 billion in global ticket sales, according to Forbes.


According to Forbes, the actress brought in a total of $1.2 billion in ticket sales this year, thanks primarily to reprisal of Black Widow in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. That film alone grossed more than $1.15 billion worldwide, while her other ensemble pic of the year, the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, earned $63 million worldwide.

At 31, she is the youngest actor appearing in the top 10, but she’s also the only woman. Earlier this year, Johansson spoke about the gender wage gap that plagues the film industry, saying that she felt “a little obnoxious” discussing how the issue applied to her personally.

“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,” Johansson said in Cosmopolitan’s April issue. “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.”

Next year may be even more lucrative for Johansson. She’s set to debut in the lead role of The Major in Ghost in the Shell, as well as a role in Rock That Body, the Lucia Aniello comedy with Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, and Jillian Bell. Although, her big blockbuster has been riddled with controversy since Johansson was cast as a traditionally Japanese character.

Civil War was good to Johansson’s costars, too. Coming in behind her on Forbes’ list were Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., who tied for second place with the $1.15 billion haul brought in by the Marvel movie.

The list was dominated by comic book and superhero films, with Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie and Will Smith coming in at number four and 10 respectively and Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds at eight.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice actors Amy Adams, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were in fifth, sixth and seventh place.

To calculate the rankings, Forbes added up the 2016 global ticket sales for top actors’ films, using data from Box Office Mojo. The calculations didn’t count animated movies where only their voices were used, and only included stars who were top-billed or had the most screen time.


Here are the top 10 highest-grossing actors of 2016:

1. Scarlett Johansson ($1.2 billion)

2 (tie). Chris Evans ($1.15 billion)

2 (tie). Robert Downey Jr. ($1.15 billion)

4. Margot Robbie ($1.1 billion)

5. Amy Adams ($1.04 billion)

6. Ben Affleck ($1.02 billion)

7. Henry Cavill ($870 million)

8. Ryan Reynolds ($820 million)

9. Felicity Jones ($805 million)

10. Will Smith ($775 million)