Good rains have started showering for actresses in Hollywood. Hollywood is a boy’s town where men earn more than women. But the situation of female stars is no longer worse. As per the estimates received, the top 10 female stars have earned about $218 million dollar between May 2010 and May 2011.
Standing at the top of the list are Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, who each earned about $30 million. The name of Sarah Jessica Parker standing next to Jolie as the highest paid actress has really raised eyebrows across Hollywood. It seems that she makes most of her money from the hit series The Sex and the City. She is popular in acting as well as producing. Her second movie wasn’t that hit as her first movie which brought in about$290 million.
First in the list is Angelina Jolie who has made her name in action, drama and even directing. The upcoming film ‘In the land of blood and honey’ is written and directed by her. One of her big budget 2010 action movie “The tourist” which was about to be a flop was no longer flop and earned about $280 million, cementing Jolie’s appeal abroad.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon stands next to Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, who each brought in$28 million each. Though she has had many shares of flops like 2009’s management, lately her films went on hit. One of her films ‘The Bounty Hunter’ which opened to a weak $20 million later on brought about $136 million on a $40 million budget.
Ranking fourth is Witherspoon. But she is not that lucky as Aniston in the box office. Her movie ‘How do you know’, the romantic comedy went on flop bringing only $50 million on a budget of $120 million. But she is not hurt by this since her next romantic comedy ‘This means war’ is expected to earn more.
Standing fifth is our Julia Roberts. Though her movie ‘Larry Crowne’ seem to have got flopped in the opening, she can demand to get a big pay check .Roberts earned about $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011. But the inclusion of Sarah Jessica Parker in the top bracket has really stunned everybody in Hollywood.