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The World’s Highest Paid Movie Stars


Forbes has released its annual list of top-earning stars for 2017, and the numbers don’t lie: Hollywood’s gender pay gap prevails. Not only did the top 10 actors’ combined salaries amount to nearly three times more than those of the top 10 earning actresses, but Emma Stone, 2017’s highest-paid actress, sits at just at number 15 on the list of 30.

Scroll through to see how the stars stack up.

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images30. Amy Adams: $11.5 millionMaking the $11.5M cutoff for actresses ($13M for actors), Amy Adams creeps on to Forbes’ list for her part in 2017’s “Justice League.”

amfAR Los Angeles 2017 - Red CarpetAlberto Rodriguez/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR29. Julia Roberts: $12 millionA Lancome endorsement plus box office success with films like “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and “Wonder” kept the Hollywood leading lady on 2017’s list.

Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok'Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic28. Cate Blanchett: $12 millionA Lancome endorsement plus box office success with films like “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and “Wonder” kept the Hollywood leading lady on 2017’s list.

US-OSCARS-ARRIVALSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images27. Mark Ruffalo: $13 millionThe Hulk finally made the $13M cutoff for his part in “Avengers” series offshoots like “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

70th Anniversary Red Carpet Arrivals - The 70th Annual Cannes Film FestivalStephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images25. Charlize Theron: $14 million (tied)The “Atomic Blonde” star and producer also made bank thanks to her continued relationship with Dior.

Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' - ArrivalsFrazer Harrison/Getty Images25. Emma Watson: $14 million (tied)Emma Watson debuts on the Forbes’ list with leading roles in “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Circle.”

Premiere Of STX Entertainment's 'A Bad Moms Christmas'Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic24. Mila Kunis: $15.5 millionStarring in the box office hit “A Bad Moms Christmas” and continuing her role as Meg in “Family Guy” paid off for Kunis in 2017.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.' - European Launch EventIan Gavan/Getty Images for Disney23. Chris Pratt: $17 millionThough the “Jurassic World” star saw his earnings drop 35 percent since 2016, he still made millions for his role in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Premiere Of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Gifted' - Red CarpetEmma McIntyre/Getty Images21. Chris Evans: $18 million (tied)Captain America continues to rake in the big bucks thanks to his role in – you guessed it – the Avengers series.

Premiere Of USA Pictures' 'The Boss' - ArrivalsGregg DeGuire/WireImage21. Melissa McCarthy: $18 million (tied)Even after CBS canceled McCarthy’s TV show “Mike and Molly,” the actress and Sean Spicer impersonator had a good year thanks to movies like the upcoming “Life of the Party.”

'Wind River' Photocall - The 70th Annual Cannes Film FestivalPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images20. Jeremy Renner: $19 million2017 was a good year for Renner, whose film “Arrival” grossed more than $203 million. His role as Hawkeye in the Avengers series also didn’t hurt.

Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok'Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic19. Matt Damon: $21 millionThough Damon saw a 62 percent drop in earnings from 2016, his roles in “Downsizing” and “Suburbicon” were enough to keep him on the list.

2017 TIME 100 GalaSean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images18. Ryan Reynolds: $21.5 millionReynolds made seven figures for the first “Deadpool,” and a much larger paycheck for the sequel makes him a top earner for 2017.

'Mother!' UK Premiere - Red Carpet ArrivalsAnthony Harvey/Getty Images17. Jennifer Lawrence: $24 millionAfter topping the list of highest-paid actresses in both 2015 and 2016, Lawrence fell a couple notches but is still going strong. .

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon CarterAxelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic16. Jennifer Aniston: $25.5 millionAniston may not have been on the big screen in 2017, but that hasn’t stopped the former “Friends” star from catching lucrative deals with Smartwater, Aveeno, and Emirates Airlines.

TOPSHOT-US-OSCARS-ARRIVALSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images15. Emma Stone: $26 millionNow an Oscar-winning actress for her role in “La La Land,” she topped this year’s list of highest-paid actresses.

89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon - ArrivalsKevin Winter/Getty Images14. Ryan Gosling: $29 millionFresh off a successful year for his role in “La La Land,” Gosling made 2017 count with the sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner 2049."

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' 'xXx: Return Of Xander Cage' - ArrivalsJason LaVeris/FilmMagic13. Samuel L. Jackson: $30.5 millionAt 68, Jackson keeps busy (and well paid) with roles in big-budget films like “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Legend of Tarzan.”

'The Post' European Premiere - Red Carpet ArrivalsSamir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage12. Tom Hanks: $31 millionHanks, also a prolific producer for screens big and small, made a return to the list in 2017 thanks to upfront fees for films including “The Post” and “The Circle.”

Warner Bros. Pictures And InStyle Host 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes PartyAxelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic11. Chris Hemsworth: $31.5 millionThe Australian star’s earnings shot up 250 percent in 2017 thanks to his leading role in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar Meets John Lobo, Man In-Charge Of The Nanavati CaseHindustan Times/Hindustan Times via Getty Images10. Akshay Kumar: $35.5 millionThough he may not be a household name in America, Kumar is a Bollywood superstar who also rakes in millions for endorsing everything from deodorant to batteries.

INDIA-ENTERTAINMENT-BOLLYWOOD-KHANPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images9. Salman Khan: $37 millionAnother Bollywood superstar, Khan earned top dollar for his role in “Sultan,” which became the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2016.

INDIA-ARTS-CINEMA-BOLLYWOODSUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images8. Shah Rukh Khan: $38MKnown as the King of Bollywood, Khan made $38 million from blockbusters and endorsements in 2017.

'The Mummy' New York Fan EventJamie McCarthy/Getty Images7. Tom Cruise: $43MNo stranger to Forbes’ list, Cruise lands in the top 10 for his roles in “The Mummy” and the upcoming “Mission: Impossible 6.”

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' - ArrivalsAxelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic6. Robert Downey Jr.: $48MThough the actor has fallen from the No. 1 spot he nabbed in 2015, his time playing Iron Man continues to bring in the big bucks for the seasoned actor.

US-OSCARS-ARRIVALSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images5. Jackie Chan: $49MNot only has Chan seen continued success with Disney’s “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, but he remains one of China’s biggest movie stars.

'The Meyerowitz Stories' Photocall - The 70th Annual Cannes Film FestivalAntony Jones/Getty Images4. Adam Sandler: $50.5MIn 2017, the longtime comedian made a deal with Netflix to develop four films that will be available exclusively through the streaming service.

2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards - Press RoomJason LaVeris/FilmMagic3. Vin Diesel: $54.5MAs if his earnings from the "Fast and Furious" franchise weren’t enough, Diesel also made bank with box office hits like “Guardian of the Galaxy Vo. 2” and “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

89th Annual Academy Awards - Fan ArrivalsMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: $65MDiesel’s “Fate of the Furious” costar lands at No. 2, also cashing in for roles in “Baywatch,” “Jumanji,” and the HBO series “Ballers.” Talk about ballin’.

'Daddy's Home 2' UK Premiere - Rec Carpet ArrivalsMike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage1. Mark Wahlberg: $68M2017 was good to Mark Wahlberg, who tops Forbes’ list thanks to “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Transformers: The Last Night.” Interestingly, he also became the center of a pay-gap debate when he was paid significantly more than costar Michelle Williams for doing reshoots on “All the Money in the World.” (Wahlberg ultimately donated his $1.5 million fee to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, in Williams’ name.)

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