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28th Dec 2016

The top grossing actor of 2016 has been named

We're quite surprised.

Laura Holland

We’re quite surprised by this.

The folks over at Forbes have done their calculations and worked out who the top grossing actor of 2016 is. Their results are based on ticket sales for all the movies released in 2016.

Scarlett Johansson has come in at the top spot with thanks to a string of hugely successful movies this year including Captain America: Civil War and Hail, Caesar! Her movies brought in $1.2bn (£977m) globally over the past 12 months.

It makes sense based on the movie sales but she wouldn’t have been the first person to spring to mind when thinking about the top grossing actor of the year.

Her Captain America co-stars, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr, were close behind her with $1.15bn, putting them tied for second place.

Rounding off the top five were Margot Robbie and Amy Adams for their roles in huge movies such as Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman.

Here is the full top ten list:

1. Scarlett Johansson $1.2bn

2. Chris Evans / Robert Downey Jr $1.15bn

4. Margot Robbie $1.1bn

5. Amy Adams $1.04bn

6. Ben Affleck $1.02bn

7. Henry Cavill $870 million

8. Ryan Reynolds $820 million

9. Felicity Jones $805 million

10. Will Smith $775 million