Jennifer Lawrence was named the highest grossing actress of 2014 by Forbes. This was due to her having appeared in a number of hit box office movies this past year, such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Her movies, so far this year, have grossed a whopping $1.4 billion domestically and globally, combined. They were two of the biggest grossing flicks of 2014.
Besides her success as an actress, Jennifer Lawrence also did a fantastic job as a musical artist towards the end of 2014. A song that she sang as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, called The Hanging Tree, made its debut in the number 12 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier in December 2104. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is the penultimate movie in The Hunger Games franchise.
Next year, in 2015, Jennifer Lawrence will likely continue her success as she will be reunited with director David Russell (American Hustle) in the movie Joy. That film, based on a true story, is about a single mother from Long Island who becomes a successful businesswoman.
Right behind Jennifer Lawrence, in the second spot on the Forbes list, is actor Chris Pratt, 35. He had two hit movies in 2014, as well, namely the Warner Brothers’ animated comedy The Lego Movie and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The combined gross of the movies domestically and internationally was $1.2 billion. The Lego Movie, alone, grossed $468 million worldwide, while Guardians of the Galaxy raked in $772 million, combined.
Actress Scarlett Johansson, 30, is not far down the list, in third place. The three movies she starred in, Under the Skin, Lucy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, added to to a combined box office gross of $1.18 billion. This was largely due to the huge success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which grossed $714 million combined, domestically and internationally. In it, she played Black Widow.
Closing out the Top Five on Forbes’ list are Mark Wahlberg, 43, whose flick, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, grossed $1 billion; and, in fifth place, Chris Evans, with Captain America and Snowpiercer grossing a $801 million combined take at the box office, domestically and internationally.
If Wahlberg had had another flick out in 2014, he might have taken the lead on the Forbes list; but, $1 billion is definitely not shabby. Nobody could quite match the box office mojo of Jennifer Lawrence, though, in 2014.
Rounding out the Top Ten were two actresses, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone, and the actors James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender. Forbes took the information they used from Box Office Mojo.
Jennifer Lawrence reigned supreme at the box office and on the Forbes list of top grossing actors of the past year. Her blockbuster movies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, elevated her to the number one spot on the list, with a combined gross, domestically and internationally, of $1.4 billion. Will Lawrence have what it takes to maintain her hold on the number one spot in 2015? Only time will tell! Please leave any comments below!
Written By Douglas Cobb