When Forbes released the last ranking of the 10 highest-paid actresses, it turned out that its participants earned $ 136.5 million in films. In the current rating, the cinema brought them only $ 58 million.
This is not surprising, the newspaper notes: movie stars receive a significant share of income as a percentage of the box office … But cinemas around the world were closing due to the pandemic, and studios were postponing high-budget releases. But the popularity of television and streaming channels is only growing under quarantine conditions. And TV stars receive flat fees per episode.
So Sofía Margarita Vergara was able to lead the Forbes rating this year with $ 43 million (in the last ranking she was at the 2nd place with $ 44.1 million, Scarlett Johansson had $ 56 million). For the series “American Family” Vergara receives $0.5 million, plus this year she was honored to be a judge on America’s Got Talent for over $ 10 million per season. She also earns on the set in commercials.
Ranked 2nd in the current rankings, Angelina Jolie received most of the $ 35.5 million she earned for her role in the film Eternals, which will be released in November 2021.
Gal Gadot is in third place with $ 31.5 million. She received $ 20 million for the Netflix film Red Notice (due in 2021).
Another TV star, Melissa McCarthy, came in at # 4 with $ 25 million. She starred in two streaming movies: Artificial Intelligence (Coming November 2020) on HBO and Thunder Force on Netflix (no release date).
5th and 6th places are occupied by movie stars Meryl Streep ($ 24 million) and Emily Blunt ($ 22.5 million), who earned mainly from movies.
The actresses listed above (except for Vergara) were not in last year’s ranking.
Nicole Kidman, who ranked 4th in 2019 from $ 34 million, has moved up to 7th this year from $ 22 million, earned largely through her participation in The Prom, due December 2020 on Netflix and The Undoing, October 2020 on HBO.
Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy (since 2005) ranked 8th with $ 19 million (last year 10th with $ 22 million). Elizabeth Moss from The Handmaid’s Tale – 9th place with $ 16 million, Viola Davis first hit the rating with roles in How To Get Away With Murder (2014–2020) and the yet-to-be-released Netflix film The Mother of the Blues – # 10 with $ 15.5 million.