Scarlett Johansson is this year’s highest-paid actress, raking in $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.
According to Forbes, Johansson quadrupled her earnings from 2017 to bump Emma Stone from the No. 1 spot. Last year, Stone banked $26 million, dethroning Jennifer Lawrence, who had topped Forbes’ ranking two years in a row.
Johansson’s role as Black Widow in Marvel’s “The Avengers” has made the actress extremely profitable, especially with the recent film “Infinity War” grossing a whopping $2 billion at the global box office.
Johansson beat Angelina Jolie (who grossed $28 million), Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million), Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million).
Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses brought in a combined $186 million in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period, before fees and taxes, up 16 percent from $172.5 million in 2017.
Cate Blanchett ($12.8 million) and Gal Gadot ($10 million) also made the list. However, this year, only two women surpassed the $20 million mark, down from three last year and four the year before.
Stone dropped off the list this year, and Amy Adams, Emma Watson and Charlize Theron were absent as well.
Johansson was recently in the news for being cast as Dante “Tex” Gill, a massage parlor owner in Pittsburgh in the 1970s and ’80s who identified as a man, in “Rub & Tug.” After backlash, the actress exited the project, and the project has been in limbo ever since.