Sandra Bullock of 'Gravity' is highest-earning actress, says Forbes (+video)

Sandra Bullock came in at first place on Forbes' recent list of highest-earning actresses. Sandra Bullock starred in the movies 'Gravity' and 'The Heat' during 2013.

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    Sandra Bullock starred in the 2013 movie 'Gravity.'
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Actress Sandra Bullock took first place on Forbes’ recent list of highest-paid actresses.

According to Forbes' estimates, Bullock earned $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014, a time period in which her box office hits “The Heat,” a police comedy co-starring Melissa McCarthy, and “Gravity,” a sci-fi epic co-starring George Clooney, were released. 

“Heat” director Paul Feig told TheWrap last fall that writer Katie Dippold had finished a script for a sequel to the movie, but Bullock said in an interview with TheWrap, “I'm not doing a sequel to ‘The Heat.’ I've done two sequels. They were horrible. What Melissa [McCarthy] and I had was beautiful. We might do another film together. I think we should do a silent film together." 

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Bullock was nominated for Best Actress at last year’s Oscars for her work in “Gravity” but lost to actress Cate Blanchett for Blanchett’s work in “Blue Jasmine.” 

As for future projects, Bullock is on board to provide her voice for the upcoming animated film “The Minions,” according to Paste. The movie is based on the small yellow creatures seen in the “Despicable Me” movies and is slated to be released in 2015.

Coming in at number two on Forbes’ list is actress Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $34 million in the chosen time frame, according to Forbes estimates. Lawrence starred in the 2013 movies “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “American Hustle,” for which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as appearing in the 2014 film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Actress Jennifer Aniston, who appeared in the 2013 comedy “We’re the Millers,” came in at third place, earning an estimated $31 million, according to Forbes, while actress Gwyneth Paltrow ranked fourth on the list, with Forbes estimating she took in $19 million. Paltrow starred in the 2013 superhero film “Iron Man 3." 

Meanwhile, actress and director Angelina Jolie tied for fifth place on Forbes’ list with actress Cameron Diaz, with both earning an estimated $18 million, according to Forbes. Jolie starred in the 2014 movie “Maleficent,” which is a re-imagining of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale, while Diaz appeared in the 2013 movie “The Counselor” and the 2014 comedy “The Other Woman.”

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