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
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
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!