Academy-award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence certainly has a lot to be happy about these days. According to Entertainment Weekly, Forbes just named her the highest paid actress for banking $52 million before taxes over the past year, a far cry from the $3,000 she reportedly earned in Winter's Bone in 2010.

Next on the list are Scarlett Johansson, who earned $35.5 million, and Melissa McCarthy with $23 million. While this is still a long way away from what some of Hollywood's actors are makingtop earner Robert Downey Jr. raked in $80 million this yearthe ladies are definitely not taking the wage gap lying down.

In her next movie with Chris Pratt, Lawrence will reportedly earn double that of her co-star, according to The Daily Mail. Earlier this year, Patricia Arquette called for equal pay during her Oscars speech. Charlize Theron also demanded to be paid the same amount as her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Chris Hemsworth. "I have to give them credit, because once I asked, they said yes," Theron said in an interview with British magazine Elle UK. "They did not fight it. And maybe that's the message: that we just need to put our foot down."

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