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2018's highest grossing actresses

  • 2018's highest grossing actresses

    In 2018, many of film’s highest grossing actresses had leading roles in blockbusters, from “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” to “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The list also includes industry veterans like Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Dame Judi Dench, as well as breakout stars like Sally Hawkins and Emilia Clarke.

    Drawing data from The Numbers, our list is based on domestic box office hits from the past three years. Each actress’ star score is assigned to them based on the domestic box office rank of each movie they starred in within that time period. For example, an actress who starred in this year’s number-one movie would earn 100 points, whereas the number-two movie would earn 99 points. Read on to find out the top 50 highest grossing actresses in 2018.

    ALSO: 2018's highest grossing films (so far)

  • #50. Amy Schumer

    Star score: 112

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 1.0

    After graduating with a theater degree from Towson University, this actress and comedian moved to the Big Apple, where she worked as a bartender while auditioning for roles. Known recently for her lead role in 2015’s “Trainwreck,” she is also the second cousin of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer.

     

  • #49. Sally Hawkins

    Star score: 112

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 1.5

    This London-born actress was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a mute office cleaner in “The Shape of Water,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017. She also appeared in two Woody Allen films, including “Blue Jasmine,” starring alongside Cate Blanchett.

     

  • #48. Felicity Jones

    Star score: 117

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 1.5

    In 2014, Jones’ performance as Jane Hawking earned her wide acclaim in the film “The Theory of Everything.” She was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award that same year. Jones was born in England and is the niece of Michael Hadley, who starred in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

  • #47. Julia Roberts

    Star score: 119

    Number of movies recently starred in: 3

    Average billing: 2.3

    One of America’s most successful actresses, Roberts starred in the 2018 film “Ben is Back” and will star in “Homecoming,” a new TV series on Amazon.com, playing a caseworker helping soldiers transition back into civilian life after war. Now 50, Roberts catapulted to fame in her role as a plucky prostitute in “Pretty Woman” alongside Richard Gere. In 2000, she earned an Academy Award for her role in “Erin Brockovich.”

  • #46. Regina Hall

    Star score: 123

    Number of movies recently starred in: 3

    Average billing: 2.0

    Hall’s first role was in “The Best Man” in 1999. Her most recent film, "Girls Trip," features another great actress on this list. She's also starred in "When the Bough Breaks," and a few episodes of the show "Black-Ish." Before breaking into the film industry, Hall, who was born in Washington, D.C., earned a degree in journalism from NYU in 1997.

  • #45. Michelle Williams

    Star score: 124

    Number of movies recently starred in: 3

    Average billing: 2.0

    Williams, who recently starred in “Venom” and “All the Money in the World,” got her start on the show “Dawson’s Creek” as bad girl Jen Lindley. She also earned Academy Award nominations for her performances in 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain” and 2010’s “Blue Valentine.” Lately, she's had roles in "I Feel Pretty" and "The Greatest Showman," and "Manchester by the Sea" in 2016.

  • #44. Cara Delevingne

    Star score: 125

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 6.5

    This English actress started her career as a model. She made the transition to acting with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of “Anna Karenina,” and earned a leading role in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” in 2017.

  • #43. Kathryn Hahn

    Star score: 133

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 3.0

    Born in the Midwest, Hahn was educated at Yale and is best-known today for her work in “Transparent.” In 2017, she received an Emmy nomination for her role on the show as Rabbi Raquel Fein. She also had roles in “Bad Moms,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Captain Fantastic.” Her latest movies are “Private Life” and the “Hotel Transylvania” series.

  • #42. Tiffany Haddish

    Star score: 135

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 7.0

    Haddish was the first black female comedian to host “Saturday Night Live.” Known most recently for her role in “Girls Trip,” which came out in 2017, and is starring in "Night School" alongside comedian Kevin Hart this September.

  • #41. Viola Davis

    Star score: 136

    Number of movies recently starred in: 2

    Average billing: 3.5

    A South Carolina native, Davis, who starred recently in “Widows,” has been nominated for three Academy Awards (one of which she won, for her performance in “Fences”). She is also the only black actor to have won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony for acting.

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