Jennifer Lawrence Tops Chris Pratt as 2014’s Highest Grossing Actor

Oscar winner pulled in over $1.4 billion with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Last Updated: December 27, 2014 @ 6:48 AM

Jennifer Lawrence is breaking her own records just like the franchise movies she stars in.

The Oscar-winning actress is poised to snag the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ annual list of Highest Grossing Actors of the Year, a mere four years since her breakout role in “Winter’s Bone” pulled in only $2 million.

This year, Lawrence’s financial gravitas is due in large to her starring roles in two of 2014’s most successful franchise films, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which both grossed a combined $1.4 billion at the global box office.

Lawrence beat runner up Chris Pratt by roughly $200 million. His films, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Lego Movie,” cleared $1.2 billion in 2014.

In third place on the list is Scarlett Johansson with $1.18 billion. She scored big with action-heavy roles in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Luc Besson‘s “Lucy,” while also earning some money starring in the more deliberately paced indie alien drama “Under the Skin.”

Mark Wahlberg (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Snowpiercer”) rounded out the top five with $1 billion and $801 million, respectively.

Angelina Jolie placed eighth, but was the only top-10 actor who didn’t star in a comic book adaptation. Her films pulled in over $750 million, mostly from Disney’s “Maleficient,” in which she played the titular villain.

The remainder of the Top Ten list included James McAvoy ($747 million), Michael Fassbender ($747 million) and Hugh Jackman ($746 million) — who each starred alongside Lawrence in “X-Men Days of Future Past” — and “Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” Emma Stone ($764 million).

With “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” (starring Johansson and Evans), “Jurassic World” (Pratt) and “Mockingjay Part 2” (Lawrence) all slated for a 2015 release, one might reasonably expect many of the same faces to populate next year’s list.

See Forbes’ Top 10 Highest Grossing Actors 2014. For more of the list, head over to Forbes.

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Chris Pratt
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. Chris Evans
6. Emma Stone
7. James McAvoy
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Michael Fassbender
10. Hugh Jackman