This Year's Top-Grossing Actor Is...
Jennifer Lawrence, thanks to 'Hunger Games,' 'X-Men'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 27, 2014 5:23 PM CST
Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – If you headed to the movies to see the latest Hunger Games or X-Men flicks, you witnessed the year's biggest global box-office star in action. Films featuring Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss in Mockingjay and Mystique in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, brought in $1.8 billion, putting her at the top of Forbes' list of the actors who did the best at this year's box office. Among the runners-up:

  • Chris Pratt starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, making him a $1.2 billion actor.
  • Scarlett Johansson's films, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lucy, and Under the Skin, brought in $1.18 billion.

  • Mark Wahlberg was at the center of Transformers: Age of Extinction, and he boasts a $1 billion year at the box office.
  • Chris Evans can also thank Captain America, along with Snowpiercer; he had an $801 million 2014.
  • Emma Stone's films, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, managed $764 million.

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