Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" in 2015.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes. The exception is Felicity Jones, who instead helped out a little film called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here are the top-grossing actors based on global ticket sales for their 2016 films, excluding animated films where actors provided voice work:

  1. Scarlett Johansson: $1.2 billion
  2. Robert Downey Jr.: $1.15 billion
  3. Chris Evans $1.15 billion
  4. Margot Robbie: $1.1 billion
  5. Amy Adams: $1.04 billion
  6. Ben Affleck: $1.02 billion
  7. Henry Cavill: $870 million
  8. Ryan Reynolds: $820 million
  9. Felicity Jones: $805 million
  10. Will Smith: $775 million
Click for some of the roles that helped secure those spots, or see the highest grossing actors of all time. (Read more Scarlett Johansson stories.)

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