We assumed that being a part of the MCU pays well, and Scarlett Johansson's earning over the past two years continue to confirm that.
There's no getting around the fact that Marvel and Disney have somewhat of a stranglehold on the movie industry right now. We're not complaining, but the MCU has definitely ruined all other movies for us, at least for the time being. If a movie doesn't have at least three superheroes in it, then what's even the point of us paying to see it?
We are clearly not alone in thinking that either. Avengers: Endgame recently became the highest-grossing movie of all time at the box office raking in an incredible $2.8 billion. Take that, Avatar! Marvel and Dinsey need all of that money, though. That's because their movies are packed with big Hollywood names who demand a pretty high salary.
Scarlett Johansson is one of those names. The Black Widow actress has officially topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses in the world for the second year running. Johansson has racked up a cool $56 million over the past 12 months. Not too shabby. What is perhaps even more impressive is that $35 million of that total came from just two movies: Endgame and her upcoming standalone MCU movie, Black Widow.
What will be interesting to see is if Johansson can keep hold of her crown for the third year in a row in 2020. Due to the fact that (SPOILER ALERT) Black Widow is no more in the MCU, the actress won't be getting any Marvel money moving forward. Perhaps Modern Family's Sofia Vergara will be able to take her title back. Vergara was Hollywood's highest-paid actress for seven straight years before Johnasson knocked her off the top spot.
Other familiar faces who have made the top ten will also have their eye on Johansson's crown heading into 2020. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston have all made big bucks over the past 12 months, and likely plan on doing so again this coming year. All of them will have a hard time surpassing The Rock's earnings, though. He managed an incredible $89.4 million in 2019.