Ten Years Ago I Made a Bet With My Readers About Scarlett Johansson That Came True
Ten years ago when I first started blogging I wrote an article entitled Scarlett Johansson`s Golden Globes in which I confidently offered the following wager: "Lunch bet says this young woman [Scarlett Johansson] will be the top box office actress in less than 10 years."
Just so you know, during those ten years I have written dozens of articles about other actresses without once making a similar prediction about them.
So now it's ten years later and I wonder what has become of my favorite actress?
29 Jun 2016,
Scarlett Johansson is currently the highest-grossing woman in box office history.
Scarlett Johansson really is one of the most in-demand actors these days but turns out she's also one of the most bankable. She's recently landed herself on a list of the ten highest-grossing actors of all time and just happens to be the only woman there.
Here is that list of the ten highest-grossing actors of all time from Box Office Mojo (figures are in millions):
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|Total Gross||# Movies / Average||#1 Picture||Gross|
|1||Harrison Ford||$4,871.7||41||$118.8||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||$936.7|
|2||Samuel L. Jackson||$4,646.8||68||$68.3||The Avengers||$623.4|
|3||Morgan Freeman||$4,434.1||60||$73.9||The Dark Knight||$534.9|
|4||Tom Hanks||$4,340.7||44||$98.7||Toy Story 3||$415.0|
|5||Robert Downey, Jr.||$3,943.8||53||$74.4||The Avengers||$623.4|
|6||Eddie Murphy||$3,810.4||38||$100.3||Shrek 2||$441.2|
|7||Tom Cruise||$3,587.2||36||$99.6||War of the Worlds||$234.3|
|8||Johnny Depp||$3,366.6||45||$74.8||Dead Man's Chest||$423.3|
|9||Michael Caine||$3,341.5||58||$57.6||The Dark Knight||$534.9|
|10||Scarlett Johansson||$3,332.5||37||$90.1||The Avengers||$623.4|
Although Scarlett today is the number 1 highest-grossing female actor she is currently only number 10 on the overall list. So here's another prediction: "I bet lunch that within three years, Scarlett will be number 5 or better on the overall list."