Scarlett Johansson Crowned 2016’s Top-Grossing Actor By Forbes


Scarlett Johansson has officially been named the top-grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes.

Citing figures from analysis site Box Office Mojo, it’s been revealed that Johansson’s movies earned a staggering $1.2 billion globally over the past 12 months, placing her just ahead of Captain America: Civil War co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., who were tied for second place with $1.15bn a piece. And though a role in Joe and Anthony Russo’s superhero tentpole drew in the biggest box office haul, it was really Scarlett Johansson’s involvement in Universal’s animation Sing, The Jungle Book and even Hail, Caesar! that helped her clinch top honors. For the sake of comparison, Jurassic World star Chris Pratt landed in first place last year, while Jennifer Lawrence, buoyed by the wildly successful Huger Games franchise, clinched the #1 spot back in 2014.

In terms of 2016’s standings, Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, Legend of Tarzan) and Amy Adams (Batman V Superman, Arrival) also placed in the top five, while British actress Felicity Jones made her Forbes debut after headlining Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Jones, who entered in ninth, also had roles across A Monster Calls and Inferno opposite Tom Hanks, the latter of which failed to garner much praise from critics.

It’s Scarlett Johansson who will ultimately go down as the big winner, though. As one of the biggest stars in all of Hollywood, 2017 is shaping up to be another stacked year, with all eyes being directed to her starring role in Rupert Sanders’ live-action rendition of Ghost in the Shell. Look for that one to open on March 31st, 2017.