Move aside, Scarlett Johansson! There's a new top-earner in Hollywood and her name is Letitia Wright!
The newly-minted Marvel star became 2018's it girl, and with that came big box office love. Fandango says Wright became 2018's highest box office earner thanks to her roles in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, of course, but also her roles in films like Ready Player One and The Commuter. According to their calculations, Wright earned a whopping $1.55 billion dollars, topping her fellow Infinity War and Black Panther castmates Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Sebastian Stan, who all brought in a total $1.38 billion.
Gurira even topped other usual suspects on box office lists: Samuel L. Jackson, who brought in $1.29 billion and Chris Pratt whose box office totals came to $1.1 billion. Josh Brolin rounded out the group with $1 billion.
.@LetitiaWright did THAT
— Fandango (@Fandango) December 26, 2018
Wright responded to the news just how we would expect her to: with humility and real-world humor. As she alluded to in her tweet, apparently all that money she brought in for Disney hasn't reached her checkbook yet.
just deposit that amount into my bank account ???????? https://t.co/4KPE3DicuG
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 27, 2018
Duke responded to Wright's tweet asking for his share of money as well.
Yeah Sis!!! Let’s get our cut????!!
— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) December 28, 2018
Disney, you heard Shuri and M'Baku: Pay them their billions!