Scarlett Johansson is in a class of her own when it comes to the box office. Sure, you may assume such a title would be assigned to a Hollywood mainstay like Meryl Streep, but Johansson kills it at the box office. She’s not only the highest grossing film actress ever, but she’s the only female in the top ten, according to Box Office Mojo. And not only that, but she’s the youngest too.
While gross is box office based and not payday, Johansson, in a recent Cosmopolitan interview, acknowledged her place in the movie industry with gratitude, but pointed out the uneven playing field.
“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.”
Johansson’s closest runner-up on the is Cameron Diaz at #19. Meanwhile, the only other actresses in the top 30 are Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, and Julia Roberts.
She sure has come a long way since her debut in North. Actually, everyone has. That movie was bunk.
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