Scarlett Johansson is highest grossing actress of all time
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 June 2016
'Captain American: Civil War' star Scarlett Johansson is the highest grossing actress at the US box office, banking $3.3 billion dollars from 37 films
Scarlett Johansson is the highest grossing actress of all time.
According to Box Office Mojo, the 'Captain American: Civil War' star banked a domestic revenue of $3.3 billion dollars and is the only woman and the youngest actor to be in the top 10, placing in the final spot.
The 31-year-old screen beauty rose to fame as a child star in 1996 aged 11 in the movie 'Manny & Lo' and went on to star in 'Ghost World' and 'The Horse Whisperer'.
The staggering sum has been accumulated from the earnings of Scarlett's 37 movies.
Top of the list is Harrison Ford who has made $4.87 billion at the box office from his 41 films, he is followed by Samuel L. Jackson in second place with $4.64 billion from 68 movies.
Rounding off the top five are third placed Morgan Freeman with $4.43 billion from 60 films, fourth placed Tom Hanks with $4.34 billion from 44 films and Robert Downey Jr. with $3.94 billion from 53 roles.
Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Sir Michael Caine make up the rest of the top 10.
After Scarlett, the next woman in the top 50 is Cameron Diaz at number 19 with total earnings of $3.03 billion from 34 films.
Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway.
Speaking previously about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, Scarlett said the subject makes her feel uncomfortable because she feels "fortunate" to make such a good living.
She said: "There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole. I am very fortunate, I make a really good living and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage.
"I think every woman has [been underpaid]. But unless I'm addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It's part of a larger conversation about feminism in general."