Filmmaking is a multi-billion dollar business. Some of the biggest films worldwide make hundreds of millions of dollars, often banking on the star power of the lead actors, and in some cases, even actresses. The current world’s highest paid actress is one such star, who has recently starred in a blockbuster centred on her character. And the film’s success has made her an A-lister overnight.
The world’s highest paid actress is…
Margot Robbie has cashed in on the success of Barbie to become the highest-paid actress in the world currently. The Greta Gerwig film has been a grand success, grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. Robbie both starred in the film and served as one of the producers. A recent report in Variety claimed that for her role in the film, the Australian actress will take home a hefty $50 million (over Rs 400 crore).
Barbie’s box office success
Barbie has grossed $1.18 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film from a female director. The film is also the second-highest-grossing film from Warner Bros, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The film’s success has also prompted Mattel – the owner of Barbie brand – to make plans for more films based on their toys.
The world’s highest paid actresses ever
While Margot Robbie has become the highest paid actress currently, she is still some way below the all time record held by Sandra Bullock, who reportedly took home $70 million for her role in the 2013 hit Gravity. Cameron Diaz comes in at number 3, earning $42 million for the 2011 hit Bad Teacher. Other high-paid actresses include Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Scarlett Johansson, and Angelina Jolie, all of whom have earned over $20 million for various movies.