Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list as top-earning Hollywood actress

August 05, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

NEW YORK: Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $51m over 12 months, followed by Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston, Forbes magazine said yesterday.

Bullock, 50, had a big hit last year with the space thriller film “Gravity,” which won seven Academy Awards including best director for Alfonso Cuaron, and made more than $716m worldwide.

The best actress Oscar winner in 2010 for “The Blind Side,” Bullock jumped from seventh place on the previous Forbes earnings list to the top spot between June 2013 and June 2014.

“’Gravity’ star Sandra Bullock didn’t win best actress this year but she did walk away with a ton of money,” according to Forbes.com.

“Hunger Games” actress Lawrence, 23, came in second for the second consecutive year with estimated earnings of $34 million, while Aniston, 45, climbed one spot to No. 3 with $31 million.

Forbes compiled the list by estimating earnings from the actresses’ film work, endorsements, residuals and advertising work, and by talking to agents, managers and lawyers.

Reuters

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