Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s highest paid actress of 2014, with earnings of $51 million (£30 million), according to Forbes. The Forbes list covers a time period of June 2013 to June 2014.
Last year, Angelina Jolie was in the top spot, with Bullock in 7th place, with her yearly pay listed as $14 million. But, thanks in large part to her role in Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller Gravity, the size of the actress’s pay cheque has more than tripled in the past year. Gravity, for which Bullock received a Best Actress nomination, took $716 million at the worldwide box-office. The 50-year-old actress’s other recent film, The Heat, in which she starred alongside Melissa McCarthy, was also relatively successful, with box-office takings of $230 million.
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is in second place on the list, with a pay cheque of $34 million. The 23-year-old actress has appeared in a number of successful films since June 2013, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and American Hustle, as well as the second instalment of the lucrative Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire.
Jennifer Aniston’s earnings of $31 million make her the third highest paid actress of 2014. Aniston’s total pay includes revenue from her 2013 comedy We’re the Millers, which took $269 million worldwide.
Gwyneth Paltrow is fourth on the Forbes list, with her earnings of $18 million due in large part to her role in Marvel‘s Iron Man 3, which was the highest-grossing film of 2013. But the pay cheque of Paltrow’s Iron Man co-star, Robert Downey Jr, dwarfs even Bullock’s figure of $51 million. Downey Jr, who topped the Forbes list of highest paid actors for the second year running, has been paid $75 million since June last year. The figure includes payment the actor received for appearing in the forthcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, as well as his Iron Man 3 revenue.
The full list of 2014’s highest paid actresses is below:
1. Sandra Bullock $51 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence $34 million
3. Jennifer Aniston $31 million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow $19 million
5. Angelina Jolie $18 million
6. Cameron Diaz $18 million
7. Scarlett Johansson $17 million
8. Amy Adams $13 million
9. Natalie Portman $13 million
10. Kristen Stewart $12 million