Sandra Bullock tops highest earning actresses list

  • 5 August 2014
Pictures shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from "Gravity." Image copyright Warner bros
Image caption Sandra will voice the villain in the new Minions film out next year

Gravity star Sandra Bullock is the highest-earning actress of 2014. It's thought she earned $51m (£30m) in the year, says the Forbes rich list.

The Oscar-winning space movie brought in $716m (£425m) in cinemas worldwide and was a big hit with film critics.

Jennifer Lawrence is second on the list with a reported $34m (£20m) thanks to her role as Catniss Everdene in the Hunger Games movies.

But even so, stats show women are still earning less than men in Hollywood.

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Image caption Jennifer Lawrence will star in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 later this year

Forbes says the top 10 women on the list earned $216m (£128m) combined during the 12-months between June 2013 and June 2014.

That's almost half as much as the $419m (£249m) that the top 10 best-paid actors got.

Robert Downey Jr is number one on the male list with $75m (£44.5m) earnings, for the second year in a row thanks to the Iron Man trilogy and Avengers films.

Last year's top earner Angelina Jolie came in fifth with $18m (£10.6m).

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