Date: 21st August 2015

Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson Top List of Highest Paid Actresses.

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.”

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.”

“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.”

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

Source: Press Release