Jennifer Lawrence actually came in third spot this year.
Last year Jennifer Lawrence was in top-spot after earning $46M in a twelve-month period, but for 2017 she’s only earned about $24M. That put her in third place for 2017 on the “Highest Paid Actress” list.
Jennifer Aniston came in second place for 2017 with $25.5M after starring in a few movies and even having some product endorsements added to her resume (and probably still getting some residual from “Friends”).
“Melissa McCarthy must be on this list, right?” Yep, she is. She earned a solid $18M, which was enough to land in fourth place.
Number 1 went to Emma Stone this year. She earned $26M, as well as a best actress Oscar for “La La Land.” The movie earned about $445.3M in theaters, and we’re sure she got a pretty chunk of that for herself.
Pretty interesting to see how the top-3 spots were so close together though. It’s probably going to be an ever-changing list, especially with female actors starting to bring in more cash for roles they play.