Entertainment

Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's 2014 top-earning actress

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of US$51 million (S$63.5 million) over 12 months, Forbes magazine said on Monday.

Bullock, 50, had a big hit last year with space thriller film Gravity, which won seven Academy Awards including best director for Alfonso Cuaron, and made more than US$716 million(S$891 million) worldwide.

The best actress Oscar winner in 2010 for The Blind Side, Bullock jumped from seventh place on the previous Forbes earnings list to the top spot between June 2013 and June 2014.

"Gravity star Sandra Bullock didn't win best actress this year but she did walk away with a ton of money," according to Forbes.com.


Photo: Warner Brothers

Hunger Games actress  Jennifer Lawrence, 23, came in second for the second consecutive year with estimated earnings of US$34 million(S$42.3 million), while  Jennifer Aniston, 45, climbed one spot to No. 3 with US$31 million(S$38.6 million).

Forbes compiled the list by estimating earnings from the actresses' film work, endorsements, residuals and advertising work, and by talking to agents, managers and lawyers.

Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, who made an estimated US$19 million(S$23.7 million), and Angelina Jolie, with US$18 million(S$22.4 million), rounded out the top five. Jolie, 39, dropped from No. 1 last year.

Although all of the actresses pulled in hefty incomes, Forbes said women still earn less then men in Hollywood. While the 10 highest earning actors took home a combined total of US$419 million(S$521.5 million), Hollywood's 10 best paid actresses made a total of US$226(S$281.3 million) million during the same time period.

Here are the top 10 highest earning Actresses and Actors of 2014:

Actresses

  1. Sandra Bullock - US$51 million (S$63.5 million)
  2. Jennifer Lawrence - US$34 million (S$42.3 million)
  3. Jennifer Aniston - US$31 million (S$38.6 million)
  4. Gwyneth Paltrow - US$19 million (S$23.7 million)
  5. Angelina Jolie - US$18 million (S$22.4 million)
  6. Cameron Diaz - US$18 million (S$22.4 million)
  7. Scarlett Johansson - US$17 million (S$21.1 million)
  8. Amy Adams - US$13 million (S$16.2 million)
  9. Natalie Portman - US$13 million (S$16.2 million)
  10. Kristen Stewart - US$12 million (S$15 million)

Actors

  1. Robert Downey Jr - US$75 million (S$93.4 million)
  2. Dwayne Johnson - US$52 million (S$64.7 million)
  3. Bradley Cooper - US$46 million (S$57.3 million)
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio - US$39 million (S$48.5 million)
  5. Chris Hemsworth - US$37 million (S$46 million)
  6. Liam Neeson - US$36 million (S$44.8 million)
  7. Ben Affleck - US$35 million (S$43.6 million)
  8. Christian Bale - US$35 million (S$43.6 million)
  9. Will Smith - US$32 million (S$39.8 million)
  10. Mark Wahlberg - US$32 million (S$39.8 million)

Sources: Reuters, Forbes