Boulevard reviews the latest media coverage of the Oscar-winning Louisville native in our exclusive Jennifer Lawrence Diary™. Today’s news, rated on a scale of 1-5 stars:
We should all have such problems, right? Lawrence made an estimated $46 million in the year ended last month, ranking her no. 49 on Forbes’ just-published list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, dropping from no. 34 a year ago.
The top five, with their year-ago ranking:
- Singer Taylor Swift, $170 million; (no. 8 in 2015)
- Boy band One Direction, $110 million; (no. 4)
- Author James Patterson, $95 million; (no. 7)
- TV talk therapist Dr. Phil McGraw, $88 million; (no. 15)
- Star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, $88 million; (no. 10)
The story appears in Forbes’ July 26 issue, with “mobile mogul” Kim Kardashian on the cover; the reality TV star ranked no. 42, with $51 million, down from no. 33 a year ago. The issue also includes the previously reported list of America’s 25 richest families, a roster that includes the Browns of Louisville, Brown-Forman’s founding family. They ranked no. 20 with $12.3 billion, unchanged from a year ago.
Despite dropping in Forbes’ ranking, Lawrence has rocketed to the top of the pay scale in Hollywood: She got a whopping $20 million for the upcoming “Passengers,” setting a new bar for future projects. The movie, with “Jurassic Park” star Chris Pratt and a scheduled Dec. 21 release, is about a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet, when a malfunction in its sleep chambers causes two passengers to wake up 60 years early. (We can safely guess who plays those two passengers.)
Lawrence, 25, starred in three movies released during the year Forbes counted big paychecks: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2“; “Joy,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Plus, she got cast in one of the hottest properties of the year: “Bad Blood,” a biopic about disgraced Silicon Valley start-up executive Elizabeth Holmes.
A $5 billion list
Overall, Forbes said, the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.1 billion pretax during the magazine’s June 2015 to June 2016 scoring period. Figures are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves.