Sandra Bullock tops Forbes’ Highest Earning Actresses list with $ 51 million
The film on paper Heaviness seemed like a crazy risk. The effects-heavy film cost over $ 100 million to produce, and instead of comic heroes challenging it, the film featured a woman floating in space for almost its entire 90-minute run.
Despite the chances Heaviness Proven to be one of the top grossing films of 2013, grossing $ 716 million at the box office worldwide. The film was a rare commercial and critical hit. Heaviness received 10 Oscar nominations and won seven gold statues.
Heaviness star Sandra Bullock didn’t win Best Actress this year (although she won it for The blind side) but she walked away with a lot of money. Thanks especially to Heaviness, Bullock tops our 2014 Best Earning Actress list with an estimated profit of $ 51 million between June 2013 and June 2014.
Despite Bullock’s impressive accomplishment, women in Hollywood still earn less than men. Our ten high-paid actors grossed $ 419 million in our timeframe, while the top ten actresses grossed just over half that – $ 226 million.
Hopefully the women on our list can start changing that, as blockbusters run by women make as much money as action films with men.
The fact that The hunger Games One woman franchise stars didn’t stop fans from spending millions of dollars on the films. star Jennifer Lawrence earned less than $ 1 million upfront for the first film. Now she is able to claim top dollars for the future Hunger games Movies as well as a portion of the backend. We estimate Lawrence made $ 34 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Lawrence finished 12th in our overall ranking. Celebrity 100 List that measures a mix of income and fame.
To create our earnings estimates, we spoke to agents, producers, lawyers, and other connoisseurs to find out how much each celebrity made in our 12 month period of entertainment work. We didn’t deduct taxes, brokerage fees, or other expenses to be a celebrity.
Third place on our list is Jennifer Aniston with $ 31 million. Thanks to Friends and in her promotion of products like Aveeno, Aniston can be picky about her film projects. Lately she’s been focusing on smaller budget comedies like We are the millers and Terrible bosses. Aniston is usually willing to cut her upfront payment for these films in exchange for part of the profit. A strategy that pays off. Aniston should continue her streak with Terrible Bosses 2 which is slated to hit theaters in November.
With an estimated profit of $ 19 million Gwyneth Paltrow Fourth place on our list of results. Although it doesn’t come near to earn Robert Downey Jr. Money, the star’s work in Iron man 3 (the most successful film of 2013) helped her make it to the top of our list. Paltrow also deserves huge support for Max Factor Makeup and Hugo Boss.
The highest paid actress of the last year, Angelina Jolie, Tied for number five on our list with Cameron Diaz. Each actress made an estimated $ 18 million last year. In 2013, Jolie earned an estimated $ 33 million. She earned less on our latest list because we credited her with her large upfront payment for Maleficent last year. She’ll make more next year thanks to her share of profits on the Disney movie, which grossed more than $ 700 million at the box office to date. She’s also well positioned for some kind of Oscar love. Unbroken, directed by Jolie, hits theaters this Christmas.