Lawrence, 26, took the top spot largely through a slice of
the profits from the final movie in the "Hunger Games"
franchise, as well as a big upfront fee for her forthcoming
space adventure movie "Passengers," Forbes said.
Yet Lawrence's estimated payday was likely well below that for
Hollywood's leading men, Forbes said, despite the actress
sparking a debate about the gender pay gap last year. She
declared she was "finished being adorable" when it came to
negotiating better deals for herself.
Lawrence's 2016 earnings dropped 11.5 percent from her 2015
total of $52 million. Forbes will release its list of the
world's highest-paid actors on Thursday. Last year Robert Downey
Jr. topped the list with an estimated $80 million.
Neither however came close to pop star Taylor Swift, who was
named the top earning celebrity of 2016 earlier this year,
pulling in an estimated $170 million from record sales and her
McCarthy took home $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from
2015 in part from her payday for the controversial female reboot
It was the biggest annual paycheck to date for the star of
television comedy "Mike and Molly." McCarthy, 45, also launched
a clothing line for sizes 4 to 28 after becoming frustrated at
the outfits available for larger women.
Scarlett Johansson of "Captain America: Civil War" was third at
$25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015.
Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied a
combined $205 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016,
before management fees and taxes, Forbes said.
The estimates include earnings from movies, TV and endorsements
from cosmetic and other companies. Bollywood star Deepika
Padukone is the only newcomer on the list.
The rest of the top 10 2016 highest-paid actresses are:
4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million
6. Charlize Theron - $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams - $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts - $12 million
9. Mila Kunis - $11 million
10. Deepika Padukone - $10 million
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Ian Simpson; Editing by Jeffrey
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