Scarlett Johansson is the highest grossing actress of all time

All bow down to Queen ScarJo.

Scarlett Johansson
Lady in red Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon. Image Picture 20th Century Fox

Are you a bit obsessed with Scarlett Johansson?

No, we’re not talking enough to build a robot replica, more a fondness for her cinematic oeuvre.

On that latter point you’re not alone, because Johansson has just entered the history books by becoming the highest grossing Hollywood actress of all time.

According to Box Office Mojo, everyone’s favourite Avenger is the tenth highest-earning star of all time with her films making $3.3 billion combined.

At 31, she’s also the youngest person on the list by some distance and the third Marvel star behind Samuel L Jackson and Robert Downey Jr. ScarJo vaulted into the top ten this year thanks to her involvement in hits Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book.

In terms of other female stars, Cameron Diaz makes it to number 19 in the box office power list with £3 billion in total earnings, while Helena Bonham Carter is at 26 with $2.8 billion.

The top ten highest-earning movie stars is…

  1. Harrison Ford – $4.8 billion
  2. Samuel L Jackson – $4.6 billion
  3. Morgan Freeman – $4.4 billion
  4. Tom Hanks – $4.3 billion
  5. Robert Downey Jr – $3.9 billion
  6. Eddie Murphy – $3.8 billion
  7. Tom Cruise – $3.5 billion
  8. Johnny Depp – $3.36 billion
  9. Michael Caine – $3.34 billion
  10. Scarlett Johansson – $3.33 billion
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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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