The $46M woman: For second consecutive year, Lawrence is world’s highest-paid actress. But Johnson is biggest of all

Jennifer LawrenceBoulevard 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:

Four starsJennifer Lawrence earned more than any other female actress in the entire world Forbes says in a new list of the top-paid actors and actresses.

But Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was No. 1 overall, which makes sense, given the ginormous physique of the former football player/professional wrestler/action-adventure hero/HBO comedy-drama series star. With a $64.5 million takedown, Johnson, 44, vanquished reigning champ Robert Downey Jr. to grab the top spot.

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Lawrence, 26, came in at No. 6 overall with just $46 million. The second highest-paid actress was Melissa McCarthy, at $33 million; she starred in this summer’s all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters.”

“Lawrence,” Forbes says, “took a pay cut from the big box office gross of her final ‘Hunger Games,’ installment and plumped her checkbook with soaring upfront fees.”

The Oscar-winner got $20 million for “Passengers” with Chris Pratt. Scheduled for a Dec. 21 release, the sci-fi adventure flick is about a 5,000-passenger luxury spaceship on a 120-year journey to an interstellar colony. Still photos have begun to dribble out in the inevitable public-relations buildup.

Speaking of hype!

Today, Boulevard reveals its exclusive Jennifer Lawrence “Passengers” Countdown Clock™. There are now 116 days, 12 hours, and 19 minutes until that love spaceship launches. (Confidential to Columbia Pictures: You know where to send free tickets to the premiere.)

And don’t miss Johnson…

. . . in the incredibly entertaining HBO series “Ballers,” where he plays a Miami financial advisor to NFL players; that’s him in the photo, top, in front of an orange McLaren sports car with gulf-wing doors. New episodes air Sundays at 10 p.m. Here’s the season one trailer:

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