Full List: The World’s Highest-Paid Actors And Actresses 2017

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    Emma Stone, the top-earning actress with $26 million, would only rank at No. 15 when her pay is stacked up against actors.

    A gender pay gap persists in Hollywood, even among elite earners: The top 10 actors banked a cumulative $488.5 million–nearly three times the $172.5 million combined total of the 10 top-earning women. While only three actresses made more than $20 million in 12 months, 16 actors broached the mark.

    This pay disparity is due, in part, to roles: There are simply fewer main female characters in the superhero movies and blockbusters that pay the sizeable backend profits that result in leading men’s large paydays, or the franchise sequels that permit aggressive negotiation for future installments. According to a 2016 study, women comprise just 28.7% of all speaking roles in movies.

    In order to visualize the difference in paychecks, we combined our lists of highest-paid actors and actresses. Emma Stone, who was this year’s top-ranked actress, lands at No. 15 when stacked up with the men. Mark Wahlberg, the highest-paid actor, made more than 2.5 times her $26 million pretax take-home. Melissa McCarthy, ranked No. 4 among actresses with $18 million, ties for No. 21 with Chris Evans.

    Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax and scored between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.

    Full list:

    1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

    2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million

    3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million

    4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million

    5. Jackie Chan, $49 million

    6. Robert Downey, Jr., $48 million

    7. Tom Cruise, $43 million

    8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million

    9. Salman Khan, $37 million

    10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million

    11. Chris Hemsworth, $31.5 million

    12. Tom Hanks, $31 million

    13. Samuel L. Jackson, $30.5 million

    14. Ryan Gosling, $29 million

    15. Emma Stone, $26 million

    16. Jennifer Aniston, $25.5 million

    17. Jennifer Lawrence, $24 million

    18. Ryan Reynolds, $21.5 million

    19. Matt Damon, $21 million

    20. Jeremy Renner, $19 million

    21. Chris Evans, $18 million

    21. Melissa McCarthy, $18 million

    23. Chris Pratt, $17 million

    24. Mila Kunis, $15.5 million

    25. Emma Watson, $14 million

    25. Emma Watson, $14 million

    27. Mark Ruffalo, $13 million

    28. Cate Blanchett, $12 million

    29. Julia Roberts, $12 million

    30. Amy Adams, $11.5 million

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