Scarlett Johansson To Get $20M For “Avengers” Sequel

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According to the New York Post, her salary puts her ahead of Angelina Jolie who was paid $19 million for The Tourist, which flopped domestically.


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The $20 million club is a elite group of actresses. Only four have done it before ScarJo:


1. Julia Roberts: Erin Brockovich (2000)

2. Cameron Diaz: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

3. Angelina Jolie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

4. Reese Witherspoon: Penelope (2006)

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To put her payday in perspective, Forbes ranked Kristen Stewart as the highest paid actress in Hollywood. She earned $34.5 million for her roles in Snow White and the Huntsmen and the Twilight series. Though, Stewart only pulled $12.5 million per film - just a little over half of ScarJo's new salary.

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The salary is a huge bump for the actress who reportedly only earned $4-6 million in the original Avengers film. Compare that to the rest of the cast:


Robert Downey Jr.: $50 million (including upfront salary and box office gross)

Samuel L. Jackson and ScarJo: $4-6 million

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo: $2-3 million

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According to Vulture, ScarJo's character had a significant amount of screen time just behind Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans:


In fact, based on her new salary that's roughly $606,060 per minute of screen time. And she most likely will get more in the sequel to justify her salary.