Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson, has been named the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes.

The U.S. actress topped the Forbes list after bringing in £978 million (1.2 billion US dollars) globally across the last 12 months, with movies such as Captain America: Civil War and Hollywood satire Hail, Caesar!

Johansson, 32, edged out her Captain America co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr, who tied for second place with £937.7 million ( 1.15 billion US dollars) each.

British actress Felicity Jones was ninth after making £656 million (805 million dollars) at the box office, largely thanks to massive hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

It also took into account Jones’s part in mystery thriller Inferno and fantasy drama A Monster Calls.

The list was dominated by comic book and superhero films, with Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie and Will Smith both featuring (at number four and 10 respectively) and Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds at eight.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actors Amy Adams, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were in fifth, sixth and seventh.

Forbes made its calculations based on global ticket sales from the films of top Hollywood actors, but it did not count animated movies such as Disney’s Finding Dory, the second biggest release of 2016 with $1.02 billion.

Author: Yemi Olarinre