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Washington: Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday.

Lawrence, the star of the Hunger Games franchise, has earned $46 million before taxes over 12 months in part from a big upfront fee for the forthcoming movie Passengers, Forbes said. The earnings mark an 11.5% drop from her 2015 total.

McCarthy has $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from her estimate for the year before, in part from her payday for the reboot of Ghostbusters.

Scarlett Johansson of Captain America: Civil Wars was third at $25 million, down nearly 30% from 2015.

The top 10 paid actresses for 2016

1. Jennifer Lawrence - $46 million

2. Melissa McCarthy - $33 million

3. Scarlett Johansson - $25 million

4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million

5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million

6. Charlize Theron - $16.5 million

7. Amy Adams - $13.5 million

8. Julia Roberts - $12 million

9. Mila Kunis - $11 million

10. Deepika Padukone - $10 million

Padukone is the only newcomer on the list.

The totals cover from 1 June, 2015 to 1 June of this year, before fees and taxes. Reuters

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