Jennifer Lawrence top-grossing actor
REUTERS PhotoJennifer Lawrence ruled the box office in 2014. The Oscar winner topped Forbes’ annual list of the top-grossing actors in Hollywood due to her starring roles in two of the year’s biggest blockbusters.
The 24-year-old star’s movies “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” earned a combined gross of $1.4 billion worldwide to date.
The actress also achieved a new career milestone when “The Hanging Tree,” a song her character Katniss Everdeen sings in “Mockingjay Part 1,” debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this month.
Lawrence’s impressive box office puts her just ahead of Chris Pratt, who also had two major hit films this year. Pratt’s starring in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the surprise hit “The Lego Movie” earned him the second spot on the list, since the popular flicks grossed $1.2 billion.
Following Pratt is Scarlett Johansson, whose films “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Lucy” and “Under the Skin” grossed $1.18 billion at the box office.
Rounding out the top five are “Transformers” star Mark Wahlberg ($1 billion) and “Captain America” star Chris Evans ($801 million).