Jennifer Lawrence vs Sophie Turner Salary Difference For $246 Million Box Office Disaster Shows the Star Power of Oscar Winning Actor

Jennifer Lawrence vs Sophie Turner Salary Difference For $246 Million Box Office Disaster Shows the Star Power of Oscar Winning Actor
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Jennifer Lawrence proved herself as a real star when she earned more than the main lead actress in Dark Phoenix. The 2019 movie is not a movie the associates want to remember, but it showed Sophie Turner in a major role as Jean Grey. The actress who gained worldwide appreciation for her role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones couldn’t recreate similar success with Dark Phoenix, which turned out to be a box-office disaster.

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique

Jennifer Lawrence is popular for portraying quite a variety of roles in a wide array of projects. The actress started playing the role of Mystique in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and had a special appearance in Dark Phoenix. But that extended cameo paid her better than even the movie’s main lead.

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The moment Sophie Turner lost to Jennifer Lawrence

From X-Men: First Class to Dark Phoenix, Jennifer Lawrence was seen as Raven Darkhölme aka Mystique four times. When she was roped in again for the role in the 2019 movie, the role was not much, but her name touched such a height that the Oscar winner received an approximate sum of $4.7 million for a simple cameo.

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner in Dark Phoenix

On the contrary, as reported by The Things, Sophie Turner, despite being the central character of the movie, received around $2 million. With some of the biggest hits under her collar such as The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence is quite a big name in the industry presently. Besides that, the troubles faced by the actress to play Mystique also justify her higher paycheck.

As reported by Lawrence, after a prolonged 8 hours of makeup schedule, the mother-to-one had to spend a considerable time in a costume which presented another set of difficulties. As she once quipped,


“The guys who made it were like, ‘Well, she’s a girl. She doesn’t go to the bathroom.’ So, I pee standing up out of a funnel.”

Jennifer Lawrence 3
Jennifer Lawrence

But ultimately, Dark Phoenix couldn’t bring in more than $246 million against a $200 million budget and turned out to be a box office disaster. Further, with the deals and negotiations between Disney and Fox, the characters of X-Men are set to appear in the MCU soon. The MCU reboot might see different actors portraying the roles of these various mutants.

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What’s upcoming for Jennifer Lawrence?

Jennifer Lawrence was last seen in 2022’s Causeway and the 2021 Adam McKay directorial Don’t Look Up. The $160 million rich actress ended her two-year hiatus with Don’t Look Up, which gained an insane amount of viewership on Netflix. The Red Sparrow fame got $25 million for the movie. Soon after that, Jennifer Lawrence was once again spotted in Causeway and received heavy praise for her acting. She is now all set to be seen in the adult comedy No Hard Feelings. 

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence in a still for No Hard Feelings

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Despite her impressive performances in the recent past, No Hard Feelings has created a controversy after audiences found the age gap shown between the two lead characters problematic. The movie is also accused of promoting grooming, but on the other hand, some people are also waiting to watch the final cut to give their verdict on the movie. Now it will be interesting to see if Jennifer Lawrence can deliver another hit this year.

No Hard Feelings will hit the theaters on June 23, 2023, while Dark Phoenix can be streamed on Disney+.


Source: BuzzFeed

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.