Jennifer Lawrence number one Forbes’ top-grossing actors list

This is despite the actor having reportedly earned less than her male counterparts on American Hustle

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The Independent Online

Jennifer Lawrence has been named Forbes’ highest-grossing actor of 2014 with films from American Hustle to X-Men: Days of Future Past bringing in $1.4bn at the box office worldwide.

Forbes expects that number to creep even higher as her latest Hunger Games film, Mockinjay, has not yet ended its run in cinemas.

Lawrence, who has recently been the subject of information leaked by the Sony hack, has jumped nine places on Forbes’ list since 2013 when she was tenth.

Last year’s top spot was held by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who brought in $1.3bn.

Leaked data following a cyber-attack on Sony Entertainment reportedly revealed that Lawrence was paid less than her male co-stars on American Hustle - part of a continuing gender pay gap problem in Hollywood.

Forbes created its top-grossing actors list by adding up the global box office numbers of each star’s movies.

Chris Pratt is number two having made $1.2bn at the box office following surprise hit Guardians of Galaxy.

Scarlett Johansson is third, with Mark Wahlberg fourth and Chris Evans fifth.