Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of Highest Earning Actresses

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For a second year in row, Jennifer Lawrence has landed on the Forbes list of Highest Earning Actresses.

Taking it up a notch from last year, when she was second in place, Jennifer has topped the financial publication’s list this year with $52 million.

Jennifer Lawrence earns more than any other actress thanks to her signature role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy. Those films proved Lawrence’s box office brawn as a female action hero and helped her negotiate a very favorable share of the more recent films’ profits. Outside Panem, Lawrence is reuniting with her Silver Linings Playbook costar, Bradley Cooper, for the comedic drama Joy. Lawrence supplements her silver screen income with a lucrative Dior contract.

Forbes explains how it creates the list.

Our list measures earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes; figures are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers—and stars themselves. It only examines women–a separate list of highest-paid actors was published earlier in the month.

Rounding off the top five are Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy, Fan Bingbing (Jennifer’s co-star in X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Jennifer Aniston.

Read the full list here.

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