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Scarlett Johansson To Be Highest Paid Actress for The Avengers 2

by Kerensa Cadenas
July 17, 2012 12:30 PM
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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is set to be the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

After Johansson’s popular turn as Black Widow in The Avengers, a role she reprised from Iron Man 2, producers for The Avengers 2 are willing to shell out some serious dough for her to reprise her role.  According to The Sun’s source, producers find Johansson necessary to the sequel:

Producers think that as the only lead woman in the film male fans have found her a key ingredient — both for sex and story appeal. She is loved by critics too.

She has reportedly been offered $20 million for the sequel.  This amount tops the previous record for an actress which was Angelina Jolie’s $19 million which she earned for The Tourist.

The Avengers swept the box office this summer. It is now the third highest grossing film of all time, making $612.3 million domestically and $1.46 billion worldwide.

Scarlett Johansson is best-paid movie starlet (The Sun)

Scarlett Johansson will get $20 million for "Avengers" sequel (New York Post)

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  • Jye | July 24, 2012 9:39 AMReply

    @Idol-maker, I agree with you. There will probably never be a black super hero (outside of Will Smith's "Hancock") that will make it to the big screen as Hollywood don't/won't spend the money to make one. Could you imagine the look on white america's face to see a "Black" superman or a "Black" batman? They'd probably shit bricks. We'll see a gay Green Lantern before we see a black superhero.

  • Bob | July 19, 2012 10:19 PMReply

    I know for a fact that this story is not true. When she signed up Ironman 2, she signed a deal for several optional pictures including Avengers films. She probably got $250k for Ironman, $500k for Avengers and will get $1 million for the sequel although she will get box office bonuses on these films if/when they do well.

  • James | July 19, 2012 2:45 PMReply

    Julia Roberts already got $20 million for Erin Brockovich when it was shot in 1999. And adjusted for inflation, this would be $26 million today. Not sure how Jolie or this are any sort of record.

  • Idol-Maker | July 18, 2012 10:24 AMReply

    Good for her. Her acting was the worst thing about the Avengers (that, and no black "super" heroes lol, Fury doesn't count). But she looked good, so I guess that's the point.

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