Scarlett Johansson just became the highest paid actress in Hollywood, earning $40.5 million within one year. Johansson’s role in Infinity War was a huge help in her taking the number one spot. Infinity Wars was the worldwide box office hit where Scarlett Johansson played Black Widow.

The Black Widow herself was not too present throughout the movie, but the overall project produced by the Marvel Studios landed her the top spot of the highest paid actress.

Last year Emma Stone won the position of highest paid actress in Hollywood after earning $26 million in one year. La La Land was a huge success and similar to Johansson’s situation, was a major contribution to the wealth of Emma Stone. This past year Emma Stone did not earn nearly as much as before, she did not even make this year’s list after she earned less than $10 million.

Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters at the end of April in 2018 and beat expectations throughout all of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans from all over the world. Currently the movie featuring Scarlett Johansson has raised over $2 billion making it without a doubt the highest grossing movie of the year. Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige has said the budgets of the recent movie projects has continuously increased in budget due to the high-end actors and actresses Although he does justify this by stating, “the actors are the best special effects.”

Avengers 4 is also being planned for the future which will add to Scarlett Johansson’s earnings. It is also said that this particular movie will feature more of the actress rather than her last role as Black Widow.

Infinity War is available to purchase digitally amongst many platforms as well as on Blu-ray and DVD. These purchases too will give Johansson an earning-increase.  Avengers 4 plans to release next year and the standalone hit Black Widowis also in the workings.

Angelina Jolie trailed behind Johansson as she earned $28 million for the year. The actress has also scored the role yet again to play in Maleficent 2 which won’t hit theaters until May of 2020.

The third actress to make the list was the Friends star Jennifer Aniston. Aniston has played in several movies and commercials as well. Some commercials in which she appeared in were Emirates airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno in which she earned some income from those as well.

The fourth spot was handed to Jennifer Lawrence even with her two movies underperforming at the box office. Reese Witherspoon was in fifth with $16.5 million and Mila Kunis finished sixth with $16 million. Julia Roberts stole the seventh spot hardly with $13 million while Cate Blanchett finished with $12.5 million. Melissa McCarthy snuck it at $12 million and Gal Gadot finished the top ten list off at $10 million.

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