ByKatrina Stagg, writer at Creators.co
Katrina Stagg

The elite "20 Million Club" has a membership of a mere six actors currently, with more on the horizon. Many actors and actresses can make over 20 million for a film but a rare few can demand that kind of money upfront. The ins and outs of how actors are paid can be rather confusing, but GAWKER does a nice job laying out the different ways if you're interested in brushing up.

With gender pay equality being a hot button issue and salaries becoming more transparent after the Sony hack, more women in Hollywood are standing their ground and asking for salaries that their male costars are receiving.

In recent years there was a handful of female actors whose box office draw warranted well over 10 million dollars upfront. It may not be enough to earn all of them a spot in the $20 million club, but it's a substantial amount and puts them among the highest paid actors in hollywood.

Here are 5 actresses who's box office draw earns them the big bucks upfront!

1. Sandra Bullock

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Jordan Strauss / AP, file

Highest paid role: Gravity (2013) - $20 million

Lifetime box office gross: 33 titles - $2,119,507,968

Average box office: $64,227,514

Highest grossing film (worldwide): $716.4 Million - Gravity (2013)

2. Angelina Jolie

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Highest paid role: $15 million for Maleficent (2014). Jolie is expect to be paid $20 million for the Salt sequel.

Lifetime box office gross: 30 titles - $2,035,409,001

Average box office (domestic): $67,846,967

Highest grossing film (worldwide): $758.4 Million - Maleficent (2014)

3. Jennifer Lawrence

Highest paid role: $20 Million Passengers (pre-production)

Lifetime box office gross total: 14 titles - $1,875,263,861

Average box office: $133,947,419

Highest grossing film (worldwide): $864.9 Million - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

4. Kristen Stewart

Highest paid role: $25 Million for the two-part Twilight: Breaking Dawn Series

Lifetime box office gross total: 24 titles - $1,789,874,059

Average box office: $74,578,086

Highest grossing film (worldwide): $829.7 Million - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

5. Scarlet Johansson

Highest paid role: $17.5 Million for Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Lifetime box office gross total: 34 titles - $2,508,916,921

Average box office: $73,791,674

Highest grossing film (worldwide): $1.5 Billion -The Avengers (2012)

If you're interested in seeing what their male counterparts are making and raking in at the box office check it out here!

(Source: Hollywood Reporter, Box Office Mojo)

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