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Scarlett Johansson Named Top-Grossing Actor Of 2016

by Latifah Muhammad 7:46 PM PST, December 28, 2016
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Scarlett Johansson's box-office brawn earned her the honor of the year's top-grossing actress! Johansson landed the coveted title with just two films, Captain America: Civil War and Hail, Caesar! bringing in a combined $1.2 billion in global ticket sales, Forbes reports.

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The 34-year-old actress narrowly edged out her Captain America co-stars, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, whose films earned $1.15 billion a piece.

Johansson's next potential blockbuster could be Ghost in the Shell, which was adapted from a Japanese film franchise. However, the decision to cast the native New Yorker instead of an Asian actress was met with criticism.

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Director Rupert Sanders recently addressed the backlash while premiering the film's trailer at a special event last month.

"I think whenever you cast someone, someone's going to be critical of it," Sanders explained. "To me, I stand by my decision."

Sanders added that Johansson is "the best actress of her generation," and that he was "flattered and honored” to have her in the film.

See more on the Ghost in the Shell below.

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