Scarlett Johansson Is the Highest-Grossing Actor of 2016

Katie RamirezDec 29, 2016

Also part of the primary cast on "Captain America: Civil War", were Chris Evans (who plays the titular character in Marvel's Captain America series), and Robert Downey Jr.

Most of us can agree that 2016 has been a 12-month long garbage fire, but for Scarlett Johansson, it seems like things turned out just fine.

According to the business magazine Forbes, Johansson had the lead on her Captain America co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr, who tied for second place with $1.15bn each.

The blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War" was the highest grossing movie of the year.

Still, the Forbes list implied in its descriptions that the bulk of the box office figures generated were thanks to the actors' franchise work. She was also in Tom Hanks in Inferno, and with Liam Neeson in fantasy drama A Monster Calls.

Comic book fans may have to wait until next year to get the first female superhero movie in over a decade, but 2016 has already shown that female superheroes are the real box office draw. And one was in the new Star Wars movie. Felicity Jones was the only one not in that category with $805 million for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, coming in at No. 9.

As well as Robbie, Johansson is joined by another woman in the top five.

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".

Stars of the DC Comics film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - No. 6 in this year's box office, with $873.3 million - appeared in fifth place (Amy Adams, 42, as Lois Lane, abetted by "Arrival"), sixth place (Ben Affleck, 44, as Batman, plus "The Accountant") and seventh place (Henry Cavill, 33, as Superman).

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