Scarlett Johansson Became the Highest-Grossing Actress Ever

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According to data from Box Office Mojo, Johansson is the 10th highest-grossing movie star of all time, coming in at $3.3 billion (not adjusted for inflation), trailing just behind Michael Caine and Johnny Depp. 

Scarlett, who picked up the Renaissance Award at the Gene Siskel Film Center's annual gala in Chicago, Illinois last week (ends01Jul16), has now spoken out about the film list honor, stating, "It's exciting to be the only woman in the top 10, but it's disappointing to be the only woman actually. That was a little bit of a surprise to me."

Johansson joins her Avengers co-stars Samuel L. Jackson who is No. 2 on the list, and Robert Downey, Jr. who is 5th on the list. At just 31 years old, she is youngest on the list by 20 years. What makes her place even more impressive, however, is that it combines the domestic box office revenue of an actor's entire filmography.

Despite climbing the gross-pay ladder, Johansson still has a ways to go before she can break through the glass ceiling. She was No. 65 on the Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Celebrities in 2015 list, earning about $35.5 million.

But while she might be a top-grossing star, Scarlett is still trying to perfect being a working mum.

She is mother to 22-month-old daughter Rose, and she admits she loves just hanging out with her kid: "It's my absolute greatest joy to change dirty diapers. I usually try to have something on hand to be distracting, a toy, a song; never works by the way, my daughter still hates it. She hates it!"