Scarlett Johansson can't believe she's the only woman in the box office list

2016-07-06 18:00

Los Angeles - Scarlett Johansson found it "disappointing" to be named the highest-grossing actress of all time.

According to Box Office Mojo, the Captain America: Civil War star has seen her films bank a total domestic revenue of $3.3bn dollars, and while it was "exciting" for the 31-year-old star to make the list, she is upset that no other women found places in the top 10.

Speaking during the Gene Siskel Film Center's annual gala in Chicago, she said: "It's exciting to be the only woman in this category.

"It's kind of disappointing actually to be the only woman in this category. That was a little bit of a surprise to me."

The staggering sum has been accumulated from the earnings of Scarlett's 37 movies, with her takings boosted massively by her latest big screen outings, Captain America: Civil War and Disney's The Jungle Book.

Top of the list was Harrison Ford, who has made $4.87bn at the box office from his 41 films, followed by Samuel L. Jackson in second place with $4.64bn from 68 movies.

Rounding off the top five were third-placed Morgan Freeman with $4.43bn from 60 films, fourth-placed Tom Hanks with $4.34bn from 44 films and Robert Downey Jr. with $3.94bn from 53 roles.

Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Sir Michael Caine made up the rest of the top 10.

After Scarlett, the next woman in the top 50 is Cameron Diaz, who ranked at number 19 with total earnings of $3.03bn from 34 films.

Speaking previously about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, Scarlett said the subject makes her feel uncomfortable because she feels "fortunate" to make such a good living.

She said: "There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole. I am very fortunate, I make a really good living and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage.

"I think every woman has [been underpaid]. But unless I'm addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It's part of a larger conversation about feminism in general."

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