It was announced Thursday that the "Avengers: Infinity War" star has surmounted the Forbes annual ranking of top-earning actresses making a whopping $40.5 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.
Johansson surpassed last year's number 1 spot holder "La La Land" star Emma Stone, who failed to make the cut this year, earning less than $10 million. Meanwhile the number 2 and number 3 spots went to Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston who earned $28 million and $19.5 million respectively. Number 4 on the list is Jennifer Lawrence just ahead of Reese Witherspoon, who earned $16.5 million last year.
Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses of 2018
Scarlett Johansson, $40.5 million
Angelina Jolie, $28 million
Jennifer Aniston, $19.5 million
Jennifer Lawrence, $18 million
Reese Witherspoon, $16.5 million
Mila Kunis, $16 million
Julia Roberts, $15 million
Cate Blanchett, $12.5 million
Melissa McCarthy, $12 million
Gal Gadot, $10 million
Much of Johansson's earnings come from her work as Black Widow from last May's "Avengers: Infinity War." The actress has played the character six times in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will reprise her role in 2019's "Avengers 4."
Johansson was featured in two movies in 2017 in addition to the superhero flick, comedy "Rough Night" and sci-fi flick "Ghost in the Shell," the latter resulting in the white actress receiving major backlash for playing a Japanese character. In addition, Johansson faced more criticism when she was cast as a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug." Johansson subsequently decided to quit the project.
"In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project," she said to Out.com last month. "Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I've learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive."
"I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues."