Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson Top List of Highest Paid Actresses

Melissa McCarthy and Angelina Jolie-Pitt also make top 10 on the Forbes list

Last Updated: August 20, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson have claimed the two top spots on the annual ranking of highest paid actresses.

Lawrence stood head and shoulders above her competition, raking in a cool $52 million the last year. It was thanks in large part to starring roles in blockbuster franchises like “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men.” She also has a contract with luxury brand Dior, according to Forbes, which compiles the list every year.

Scarlett Johansson came in second, earning $35.5 million. Johansson pulled in a nice chunk of change for her role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and also starred in the hit action movie “Lucy.” She supplements her acting income with endorsements from Dolce & Gabbana and Sodastream.

“Spy” star Melissa McCarthy came in third with $23 million. Her solo espionage comedy was a resounding success, earning $234 million at the box office on a $65 million budget. McCarthy also stars on the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” in addition to launching a clothing line for plus-size women.

Bingbing Fan was the only non-American to make the list. The Chinese actress earned $21 million, and is best known to American audiences for her role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” She also starred in the Chinese fantasy epic “The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.”

In addition, Jennifer Aniston earned $16.5 million, Julia Roberts earned $16 million, and Angelina Jolie-Pitt earned $15 million.

See the full list of highest paid actresses below:

1. Jennifer Lawrence–$52 million

2. Scarlett Johansson–$35.5 million

3. Melissa McCarthy–$23 million

4. Bingbing Fan–$21 million

5. Jennifer Aniston–$16.5 million

6. Julia Roberts–$16 million

7. Angelina Jolie-Pitt–$15 million

8. Reese Witherspoon–$15 million

9. Anne Hathaway–$12 million

10. Kristen Stewart–$12 million

11. Cameron Diaz–$11 million

12. Gwyneth Paltrow–$9 million

13. Meryl Streep–$8 million

14. Amanda Seyfried–$8 million

15. Sandra Bullock–$8 million

16. Emma Stone–$6.5 million

17. Mila Kunis–$6.5 million

18. Natalie Portman–$6 million