Forbes: Jennifer Lawrence is World's Highest-paid Actress

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    August 24, 2016 08:00

    Jennifer Lawrence is the world's highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday.

    Lawrence, the star of the "Hunger Games" franchise, has earned $46 million before taxes over 12 months in part from a big upfront fee for the forthcoming movie "Passengers," Forbes said.

    The earnings mark an 11.5 percent drop from her 2015 total.

    McCarthy has $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from her estimate for the year before, in part from her payday for the reboot of "Ghostbusters."

    Scarlett Johansson of "Captain America: Civil Wars" was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015.

    Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Jan. 10, 2016. /AP

    The rest of the 2016 top 10 are:

    4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million
    5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million
    6. Charlize Theron - $16.5 million
    7. Amy Adams - $13.5 million
    8. Julia Roberts - $12 million
    9. Mila Kunis - $11 million
    10. Deepika Padukone - $10 million

    Padukone, an Indian, is the only newcomer on the list.

    The totals cover from June 1, 2015 to June 1 of this year, before fees and taxes.

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