- Title: Scarlett Johansson is 2016 top-grossing movie star
- Date: 27th December 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE- FEBRUARY 08, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF ACTOR RYAN REYNOLDS AT "DEADPOOL" EVENT
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- Keywords: Scarlett Johansson Captain America top-grossing actor Chris Evans Robert Downey Margot Robbie Felicity Jones
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- Story Text:Scarlett Johansson was named the top-grossing actor of 2016 on Tuesday (December 27) thanks to her roles in the superhero movie "Captain America: Civil War" and the Hollywood satire "Hail Caesar."
Forbes said Johansson just edged out her "Captain America" co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey with box-office earnings of her second 2016 movie, "Hail Caesar." Johansson's movies grossed a leading $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office this year, compared with $1.15 billion for "Captain America: Civil War."
Released in May and featuring a conflict between Marvel comic book heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Ant Man, Walt Disney Co's "Captain America" was the biggest earner worldwide in 2016, according to data from Boxofficemojo.com.
Australian actress Margot Robbie, who enjoyed a break-out year, placed fourth with $1.1 billion thanks to roles in two Warner Bros movies: "Suicide Squad" and "The Legend of Tarzan."
The Forbes list was dominated by superhero and comic book movies, including "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Deadpool."
Britain's Felicity Jones entered the Forbes list for the first time, with roles in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the thriller "Inferno" and the magical children's story "A Monster Calls." Jones came in ninth place with $805 million.
Forbes made its calculations based on global ticket sales from the films of top Hollywood actors, but it did not count animated movies such as Disney's "Finding Dory," the second biggest release of 2016 with $1.02 billion.
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