Scarlett Johansson to Be paid $20 Million for Avengers 2 making her the Highest Paid Female Actor in History
I’m still having a hard time confirming this. It’s one of those stories that is getting a lot of overseas traction before it hits the US. Now it’s being confirmed by Daily Mail, and The Sun.
If true and Scarlett Johansson is indeed going to get paid $13 Million pounds which would equal $20,117,500 U.S. dollars, That’s a $20 million dollar pay day. This would put her on top of the list of the highest paid female actors of all time
The pay day would be for her to reprise her role as Agent Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, for the next installment of “The Avengers”.
A source told Sun that she is an invaluable part of the movie to help keep the male audience engaged,
‘Scarlett is the hottest star in Hollywood and her inclusion in the sequel is a must.
‘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.’
This would put Johnasson just past Angelina Jolie who earned 19 million for 2010’s “The Tourist”. A movie that spent $100 Million and earned $278 million world wide. The first installment of The Avengers has already exceeded $1.4 billion worldwide so the $20 million being offered to Johansson is considered pennies.
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsorth are also expected to see their pays increase by 50%.
Johansson will also appear in upcoming super hero flicks Hancock 2 and Nick Fury. At age 26, with a networth of $35 million she will quickly see a nice jump in her bank account.
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