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Jennifer Lawrence Beat Out Mila Kunis And Jen Aniston As Highest Paid Actress

What’s in store for a Hollywood actress who has managed to star in over 12 feature films over the last four years? Cold, hard cash, that’s what.

If you know anything about being a Hollywood A-lister, you know that big paydays are always expected after the release of a big movie.

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That’s just what comes with being able to master the art of Theatre. Jennifer Lawrence can certainly relate to raking in the big bucks for her movie roles.

Jennifer Lawrence posing for press photos at a film event.

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According to People, the 26-year-old actress just topped Forbes’ annual ranking of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses that managed to pull in the most cash over the last year.

A few simple math equations make it pretty clear as to how J-Law was able to work her way to the top of such a sought after list in the entertainment industry for the second time in a row.

Last year, she reeled in a reported $52 million in earnings.

The report states, from “The Hunger Games” franchise alone, Jennifer Lawrence was able to pull in a staggering $46 million in 2016.

That’s a pretty fat paycheck if you ask me!

This makes perfect sense, though. The final “Hunger Games” installment “Mockingjay — Part 2” reportedly pulled in $653 million worldwide. It’s easy to see why J-Law is indeed ballin’.

Jennifer Lawrence posing for press photos at a film event.

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In addition to “Mockingjay,” the 2015 film “Joy,” in which Jennifer Lawrence ironically played a self-made millionaire, raked in $101 million.

The success of these films landed Lawrence her upcoming role in “Passengers” with Chris Pratt.

So, we get it, Jen is ROLLING IN THE DOUGH. That much has been made abundantly clear… But which other Hollywood actresses are on this Forbes list? In other words, who did J-Law beat out money-wise in 2016?!

Here are a few key players…

Melissa McCarthy — $33 million


Scarlett Johannson — $25 million


Jennifer Aniston — $21 million


Fan Bingbing — $17 million


Charlize Theron — $16.5 million


Julia Roberts — $12 million


Mila Kunis — $11 million

Um, yeah, I think we’re all in the wrong business…

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It’s no secret Rob has been a part of the Elite Daily team since day one. Having teleported from the bustling city of New York to sunny SoCal, he now sets his sights on expanding the voice of generation Y.

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