Scarlett Johansson: The Highest-Grossing Actress of All Time
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Scarlett Johansson has cemented her place in history as the highest-grossing actress of all time, topping a list of famous names in the world of film. With a total of 33 films under her belt and an average gross of over $440 million, Johansson leads a roster of actors who have starred in a larger number of movies with lower average earnings, as well as those who have appeared in fewer films but with a higher average.
MCU Actors' Salaries: A Controversial Issue
The release of the highly anticipated movie "Black Widow" on Disney+ instead of theaters sparked controversy surrounding the salaries of actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Johansson's claims that the move broke her contract prompted Disney to publicly announce that she was paid $20 million for her role in the film.
Avengers: Endgame Leads the List
It is noteworthy that actors who played key roles in the movie "Avengers: Endgame" lead this list of highest-grossing actors.
Alongside Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. took second place, Samuel L. Jackson placed third, Chris Hemsworth fifth, Chris Pratt sixth, and Chris Evans eighth. Downey Jr. became the face of the MCU and was reportedly paid $20 million upfront and a percentage of the box office, totaling a whopping $75 million payday when it was time for him to step away from his role in "Avengers: Endgame." Hemsworth, who starred in four solo movies in the MCU, was reportedly paid $20 million for his role in "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Other Non-Film Actors on the List
Zoe Saldana, with her role in "Avatar," takes fourth place, followed by Tom Cruise in seventh, Tom Hanks in ninth, and Vin Diesel rounding out the top 10.
It is important to note that the list only includes actors who played the main roles.
Johansson's Impressive Filmography
Johansson's filmography extends far beyond the MCU, with her notable performances in films such as "Marriage Story," "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "Ghost World," and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." She is also a highly acclaimed actress, having been nominated for two Oscars and winning a BAFTA for "Marriage Story," as well as being nominated for the Golden Globes on five separate occasions.