Jennifer Lawrence is world's highest paid-actress, Forbes reports

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Jennifer Lawrence Tops "Forbes" Highest-Paid List

Aug 23 (Reuters) - 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:

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4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million

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5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million

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6. Charlize Theron - $16.5 million

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7. Amy Adams - $13.5 million

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8. Julia Roberts - $12 million

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9. Mila Kunis - $11 million

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10. Deepika Padukone - $10 million

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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.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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