SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS 2016'S TOP-GROSSING ACTOR Scarlett Johansson narrowly topped her Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. to become 2016's top-grossing actor.According to Forbes, which calculated the global ticket sales of actors’ movies released this year, Johansson brought in $1.2 billion at the box office thanks largely to her role as Black Widow in CaptainAmerica: Civil War, which made over $1.1 billion worldwide. Johansson also had a minor part in the Coen brothers’ latest film Hail Caesar!, where she played 1950s Hollywood actor DeeAnna Moran.
Johansson starred in The Jungle Book, which grossed over $950 million worldwide, and the recently-released Sing as well this year, but Forbes did not count animated films where only actors’ voices were used. Johansson's Civil War co-stars Evans and Downey each grossed $1.15 billion in 2016 and tie for second place.
Most of the top-grossing actors on Forbes’ list made comic book films, from Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds, who comes in eighth with a $820 million box office total, to Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie, who places fourth with $1.1 billion.
Felicity Jones is the only actor on that list without a comic book role. She's in ninth place with $805 million thanks to her work as rebel Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film, which is still playing in theaters, has made over $630 million worldwide so far. It topped the weekend box office in the US in its second week, bringing in $96.1 million.