“Gravity“ assisted Sandra Bullock to soar as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, according to Forbes’ list for the Top 10 Earning Actresses in 2014. This shouldn’t come as a surprise for fans of the beautiful 50-year-old actress who will agree that “Gravity” is arguably one of the best sci-fi space thrillers ever made. With “Gravity” leading nominations for awards and raking in stacks of money at the box office last year, sure makes it agreeable that Bullock deserves to be one of the highest paid actresses of 2014 with her starring role. The movie grossed $274 in North America and $442,3 abroad, raking in a worldwide gross of $716,4 Million, making it one of the highest grossing film of 2013.
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The site notes that “on paper, the movie seemed like a crazy risk” with “one woman floating in space for almost the entire 90-minute running time,” but never in a million years could anyone have predicted the enormous response the movie received. It was clear that the movie directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón will be something special, but it was Bullock’s convincing portrayal of Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer and mission specialist on her first space mission that really captured the imaginations of the moviegoers.
Bullock takes the number one spot as the highest paid actress in 2014 with approximately $51 million in earnings between June 2013 and June 2014. The top 5 is rounded up with 23-year-old Jennifer Lawrence in second place with $34 million thanks to “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Jennifer Aniston takes third place with an estimated $31 million with the help of mid-budget comedies like “Horrible Bosses”, “We’re the Millers” and endless reruns of “Friends”. Aniston is followed by Gwyneth Paltrow in fourth place thanks to the Marvel mega hit “Iron Man 3,” and Angelina Jolie wraps up the top 5 with an estimated $18 million with the assistance of Disney’s hit movie “Maleficent”.
Let’s check out the Top 10 Earning Actresses in 2014
1. Sandra Bullock – $51 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence – $34 million
3. Jennifer Aniston – $31 million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow – $19 million
5. Angelina Jolie – $18 million
6. Cameron Diaz – $18 million
7. Scarlett Johansson – $17 million
8. Amy Adams – $13 million
9. Natalie Portman – $13 million