Magazine article Screen International

Scarlett Johansson Tops Forbes 2016 Earnings List

Magazine article Screen International

Scarlett Johansson Tops Forbes 2016 Earnings List

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Johansson was part of the ensemble on Captain America: Civil War, which grossed $1.15bn worldwide to finish the year as the number one release, giving the cast a head start in the poll.

However while Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans - who both tied for second place - and the remaining key cast had otherwise quiet years, Johansson appeared in Hail, Caesar!, which grossed $30m and propelled her to $1.183bn to secure number one in the Forbes rankings.

Her upcoming releases include Japanese manga sci-fiadaptation Ghost In The Shell in 2017, and Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. A sequel is reportedly in the works for Johansson's 2014 action smash Lucy.

Forbes compiles the list based on box office grosses reported by Box Office Mojo as of December 27. The poll does not include voice performances in animated films and only considers top-billed performances.

Margot Robbie ranked fourth thanks to Suicide Squad, which grossed $745. …

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