Sandra Bullock’s Highest Paycheck Beats Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson But Falls Short of 1 Marvel Star With $115M Earnings

Sandra Bullock’s salary may outshine Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson, but can’t escape Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Marvelous’ paycheck!

Sandra Bullock’s Highest Paycheck Beats Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson But Falls Short of 1 Marvel Star With $115M Earnings

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  • Sandra Bullock, an undisputed queen in the industry, is one of the actresses challenging the gender pay gap.
  • Her highest salary has earned her a lot of praise, surpassing the earnings of famous actors like Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson.
  • However, Scarlett Johansson steals the show with her incredible $115 million profit and success as Black Widow.
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The gender pay gap has been a hot topic of discussion in Hollywood, an industry dominated by men, for many years. As a result, we must acknowledge the women who are closing in this historical gender gap. Sandra Bullock, an undisputed queen in the industry, is one of the actresses challenging the gender pay gap. 

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Her highest paycheck has garnered her a great deal of praise, surpassing the earnings of prominent actors like Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson. However, Scarlett Johansson, the Marvel actress, steals the show with her incredible $115 million profit and success as Black Widow.

After receiving a payout from Disney totaling more than $40 million, her earnings for Black Widow were reported to have exceeded $115 million.

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Sandra Bullock played an astronaut challenged by the solidarity of space in Gravity
Sandra Bullock

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Emma Watson & Angelina Jolie Are Beaten by Sandra Bullock’s Highest Paycheck 

With her diverse range of talents, Sandra Bullock, who starred in Bird Box and The Proposal, among other films, has long captivated audiences. She has starred in romantic comedies, gripping dramas, and intense action flicks. It is therefore not surprising that Bullock, who played Dr. Ryan Stone in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 science fiction film Gravity, earned a salary that greatly surpasses all of her prior earnings. 

We learned from The Telegraph that she was paid over $70 million for her role in the science fiction thriller. Amazingly, Warner Bros. gave her $20 million upfront plus 15% of the “first-dollar gross”.

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Angelina Jolie and Lauren Ridloff in Eternals
Angelina Jolie and Lauren Ridloff in Eternals

Bullock received fifteen percent of every dollar the studio made on Gravity, even before production or marketing expenses were subtracted. This has surpassed even esteemed actresses like Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson. The Hollywood Reporter states that despite the latter’s several well-received film roles, she earned $60 million for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the eight Harry Potter movies.

Jolie is another A-list star who is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the Hollywood industry. She is also accustomed to receiving a sizable salary. The South China Morning Post reports that she made $20 million for Salt, but her $35.5 million salary as Thena in Marvel’s 2021 blockbuster Eternals was her highest-ever paycheck. 

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Bullock’s earnings may have exceeded Jolie and Watson’s paychecks, but their contributions to the industry show the value of their talent rather than their wealth.

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The Scarlett Johansson Phenomenon: She Dwarfs Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie & Emma Watson’s salaries

Scarlett Johansson‘s role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has propelled her into an extremely wealthy position. As the highest-paid actress in the world in both 2018 and 2019, she definitely made her solid place in Hollywood with her Black Widow salary of over $115 million. She had made $75 million in her nine Marvel films, despite her lawsuit against the MCU parent company, Disney, which was settled in October 2021 over a pay dispute. 

According to Far Out Magazine, Johansson would receive over $40 million from Disney following the settlement of the lawsuit, bringing her total earnings from Cate Shortland’s 2021 film to over $115 million.

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Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow

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The pay reveals that Johansson is still among the highest-paid actresses even after leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her star power is enough to command high pay, in accordance with her massive talent, especially in an industry where male superstars generally lead in the salary department.

Her next role is in an untitled romantic comedy film, which is a space race movie set in the 1960s. It also stars Channing Tatum, Ray Romano, and Woody Harrelson.

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