Scarlett Johansson Named Top-Grossing Actor Of 2016

The Lost In Translation star has been crowned the highest grossing actor by Forbes this year, but who else made the list?

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It's safe to say that this year hasn't been a great in leveling the gender pay gap between top female and male actors in the entertainment industry.

Earlier this year, it was found that when comparing the accumulative earnings of Hollywood's top 10 actresses to those of the top 10 male actors, the latter's wage more than doubled what their female counterparts earned in the same time period, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's highest-paid stars.

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But, while the fight for financial equality between Hollywood's biggest stars is an ongoing and arduous battle, it's refreshing to hear that Scarlett Johansson has been named as the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes.

Take that, sexism!

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According to the magazine, her roles in Captain America: Civil War and the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar! earned a staggering £978m around the world over the past 12 months, resulting in the American-born star to nab the coveted title.

Second place was awarded to Johansson's Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr who made a whopping £938m each for the film industry in global ticket sales.

Basically, star in a Marvel film franchise and you're sorted for life.

Fortunately, two other actresses made the list of top five highest paid actors of the year - Margot Robbie, who starred in Suicide Squad and ELLE's November cover star Amy Adams who starred in sci-fi hit Arrival, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Nocturnal Animals.

British actress Felicity Jones also made the cut after helping the box office draw in £656m in ticket sales thanks, largely, to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released last month.

Way to go, Scarlett!

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