How TV Actresses Beat Movie Actresses
When Forbes released the last ranking of the 10 highest paid actresses, it turned out that its participants earned $ 136.5 million from movies. In the current ranking, the movie brought them only $ 58 million. This is not surprising, the publication notes: movie stars receive a significant share of income in the form of a percentage of box office receipts. . But theaters around the world have been closing due to the pandemic, and studios have pushed back big-budget releases. But the popularity of television and streaming channels under quarantine is only growing. And TV stars receive fixed fees per episode.
So Vergara was able to top the Forbes rating this year with $43 million (in the previous ranking, she was in 2nd place with $44.1 million, Scarlett Johansson had $56 million). Vergara earns $0.5 million per episode of Modern Family, plus this year she has been a judge on America’s Got Talent, earning over $10 million per season. She also makes money from filming commercials.
Ranked No. 2 in the current rankings, Angelina Jolie received most of her $35.5 million in earnings for her role in Eternals, which will be released in November 2021.
In third place is Gal Gadot with $31.5 million, of which she received $20 million for the Netflix film Red Notice (Red Notice, due in 2021).
Another TV star, Melissa McCarthy, came in 4th place with $25 million. She has starred in two streaming service films: Superintelligence (released November 2020) on HBO and Thunder Force ) on Netflix (no release date yet).
Movie stars Meryl Streep ($24 million) and Emily Blunt ($22.5 million) took the 5th and 6th places, earning mainly from movies.
The actresses listed above (except for Vergara) were not in last year’s ranking.
But Nicole Kidman, who was No. 4 in 2019 with $34 million, has slipped to No. 7 this year with $22 million, thanks in large part to her participation in The Prom, which will be released in December 2020. ) on Netflix and The Undoing (October 2020) on HBO.
Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy (since 2005) ranked 8th with $19 million (10th last year with $22 million). ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Elisabeth Moss – 9th with $16 million and the yet-to-be-released Netflix film The Mother of the Blues in 10th place with $15.5 million.