Scarlett Johansson Declared Highest-Grossing Movie Actress Ever

It’s official: in terms of box office takings, Scarlett Johansson is the biggest female movie star in history.

With recalculations to include her most recent hit ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ Box Office Mojo rank the actress as the 10th highest grossing movie star of all time, her films having grossed over $8.5 billion worldwide.

The figure cumulates the box office takings of all 37 films Johansson has appeared in, dating back to her debut in 1994′s ‘North.’

Naturally her role as Marvel superheroine Black Widow is largely responsible for this, as ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Civil War’ all broke the billion dollar mark.

2012′s ‘The Avengers’ (or ‘Avengers Assemble’ as it was renamed in the UK) remains her biggest hit, with final takings of $1.5 billion worldwide.

Johansson’s other mega-hits include ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ ($714 million) and ‘Iron Man 2′ ($624 million) - but she’s enjoyed huge success outside Marvel as well, with this year’s ‘The Jungle Book’ earning $931 million to date.

With the two-volume ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and a planned ‘Black Widow’ solo movie in the pipeline, it seems fair to assume Johansson’s ranking on this list will only go up in years to come.

The list ranks Harrison Ford as the single biggest movie star ever - no great shocker, given his work in the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ movies.

The other actors filling out the top ten are Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr, Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Michael Caine.

Only four more actresses make the top 30: Cameron Diaz (19) Helena Bonham Carter (26); Cate Blanchett (29), and Julia Roberts (30).

However, it should be noted Box Office Mojo’s lists are based primarily on US box office takings; worldwide, Bonham Carter outgrosses Diaz at just over $8 billion.

Picture Credit: Marvel

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