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Forbes: Jennifer Lawrence is World's Highest-paid Actress

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Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Jennifer Lawrence is the world's highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday.

Lawrence, the star of the "Hunger Games" franchise, has earned $46 million before taxes over 12 months in part from a big upfront fee for the forthcoming movie "Passengers," Forbes said.

The earnings mark an 11.5 percent drop from her 2015 total.

McCarthy has $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from her estimate for the year before, in part from her payday for the reboot of "Ghostbusters."

Scarlett Johansson of "Captain America: Civil Wars" was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015.

The rest of the 2016 top 10 are:

4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million
6. Charlize Theron - $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams - $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts - $12 million
9. Mila Kunis - $11 million
10. Deepika Padukone - $10 million

Padukone, an Indian, is the only newcomer on the list.

The totals cover from June 1, 2015 to June 1 of this year, before fees and taxes.

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