Forbes magazine released its most up-to-date list of the highest-paid actresses, and you’re in for a surprise. Because if you thought last year’s No. 1, Jennifer Lawrence, took the top spot, think again. If the Oscar win this past February wasn’t enough for Emma Stone, the La La Land actress is also the highest-paid actress of the year. Ka-ching!
According to Forbes, Stone brought in $26 million pre-tax in the mag’s scoring period (June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017), thanks to the success of La La Land, which brought in nearly $450 in global box office numbers. She can thank her people for making such a profitable back-end deal, not to mention moviegoers for making it such a success.
As for the rest of the Top 10, they didn’t fare so shabbily either.
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10. Amy Adams ($11.5 million)She may have been snubbed for an Academy Award nomination for Arrival, but getting paid upfront for the upcoming Justice League and the sequel to Enchanted in the works put her on the list.Getty Images
9. Julia Roberts ($12 million)Money Monster didn't make a lot of money, but with Wonder coming out later this year combined with her Lancome endorsement, she can't complain.Getty Images
8. Cate Blanchett ($12 million)She's back on the list, thanks to upcoming projects like Thor: Ragnarok, the Lucille Ball biopic and the all-female Ocean's Eight.Getty Images
7. Charlize Theron ($14 million)The Atomic Blonde producer and star has those earnings along with her Dior contract to get her through the days.Getty Images
6. Emma Watson ($14 million)She's a newcomer to the list, but thanks to the success of Beauty and the Beast and her star power, it likely won't be the last time we'll see her name here.Getty Images
5. Mila Kunis ($15.5 million)Bad Moms, good money. Following its success comes a sequel that's in the works. And who can forget her long-running gig as the voice of Meg on Family Guy?Getty Images
4. Melissa McCarthy ($18 million)Who ya gonna call? The Ghostbusters star continues to be a hot commodity — and not just for SNL.Getty Images
3. Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million)Passengers bombed but she still has at least one more X-Men movie in her future, not to mention the upcoming Mother!. Add in her contract with Dior and Jen's doing just fine.Getty Images
2. Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million)While her acting keeps her bank account healthy (Office Christmas Party, the TV project she and Reese Witherspoon have in the works), it's her endorsement deals (Smartwater, Aveeno, Emirates airlines) that have her so close to taking the top spot.Getty Images
1. Emma Stone ($26 million)Three words: La La Land. It grossed $445.3 million worldwide and only cost $30 million to make. It's, hands down, the most Stone has ever banked and her No. 1 ranking is well-deserved.Getty Images