Rank of Scarlett Johansson’s movies by Box Office performance!
When it comes to the world of Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson is a name that resonates with a variety of movie genres and audiences.
Known for her versatile acting skills and stunning on-screen presence, Johansson has had a remarkable run at the box office. Several of her films have crossed the coveted $100 million mark. Let’s dive into this glittering array of blockbuster hits, and get a taste of the cinematic journey that has made Johansson one of the most bankable stars of our time.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Diverging from the action-packed roles, Scarlett Johansson took a more subdued but equally compelling role in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation.” She played Charlotte, a young woman left to her own devices in Tokyo while her husband is busy with work.
Meeting a similarly lost-in-life actor portrayed by Bill Murray, they form a bond that resonates deeply with audiences. The movie was a critical darling, earning Johansson a BAFTA award for Best Actress. The film grossed a worldwide total of $119 million against a $4 million budget, an impressive feat for such an intimate drama.
Iron Man (2008)
The movie that started it all, “Iron Man”, introduced us to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow… Well, not exactly. She would make her entrance in the sequel, but we can’t ignore the fact that this box-office titan, which grossed over $585 million worldwide, played a significant role in Johansson’s career trajectory.
As Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. donned the metal suit and paved the way for the superhero universe that would later become a second home for Scarlett Johansson. This is where the groundwork was laid for her to step into the shoes of Natasha Romanoff and leave a lasting impact on audiences around the globe.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
In her first outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Johansson slips into the character of Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in “Iron Man 2”. With its high-octane action sequences and an impressive cast including Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, the film bagged a whopping $312 million at the box office, solidifying Johansson’s status as a key player in the superhero genre.
The Avengers (2012)
“The Avengers” saw Johansson reprising her role as Black Widow, joining forces with an ensemble of Marvel’s mightiest heroes. The film was a runaway success, raking in $623 million domestically. It’s an action-packed thrill ride that showcases Johansson’s ability to hold her own alongside a team of Hollywood heavyweights.
“Lucy” is a science fiction action film that placed Johansson in the limelight as the lead. She plays a woman who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream. This Luc Besson-directed film was a huge commercial success, grossing over $126 million in the US.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
As Black Widow, Johansson returned to the big screen in this critically acclaimed Marvel sequel. The film, with its blend of superhero action and political thriller elements, was a massive hit, earning more than $259 million domestically.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
In this sequel to “The Avengers”, Johansson delivered another captivating performance as Black Widow, contributing to the film’s astounding $459 million domestic gross. With an ensemble cast and gripping storyline, it was another feather in Johansson’s cap and in my opinion the ‘Age of Ultron’ is the Best Avengers Movie, Despite its Box Office Performance.
The Jungle Book (2016)
In this visually stunning live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s work, Johansson voiced the hypnotic python, Kaa. The film was a major success, charming audiences of all ages and grossing over $364 million at the US box office.
Trading in the superhero get-up for a more animated role, Johansson lent her voice to Ash, a punk-rock porcupine with big dreams, in the charming musical comedy “Sing”. The movie was a box office success, grossing $634 million worldwide.
The film showcases Johansson’s impressive singing chops as her character navigates the ups and downs of a singing competition. This charming and heartwarming animated film, with its vibrant cast of characters and catchy tunes, is a testament to Johansson’s versatility as an actress
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Continuing her journey in the Marvel universe, Johansson once again reprised her role as Black Widow in “Captain America: Civil War”. The film was a blockbuster hit, earning more than $408 million domestically.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Who can forget the heart-stopping “Avengers: Infinity War”? This Marvel blockbuster is one of the highest-grossing films in history, raking in a mind-boggling $2.048 billion globally. Scarlett Johansson, once again as Black Widow, fights alongside a superhero ensemble to protect Earth from the villainous Thanos.
Filled with epic battles, heart-wrenching character moments, and a cliffhanger ending that left the world holding its collective breath, this is undoubtedly a standout in Johansson’s filmography. It showcased not just her physical prowess but also her emotional depth as an actress in the face of a galactic crisis.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The ultimate film in the Marvel Avengers series, “Avengers: Endgame”, saw Johansson give an emotionally charged performance as Black Widow. The movie smashed all box office records, pulling in a staggering $858 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing film of all time.
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Taking on the lead role in a live-action adaptation of a beloved manga and anime, Scarlett Johansson starred as Major Mira Killian in “Ghost in the Shell.”
Set in a future where cybernetic enhancements are the norm, the film follows Major, a human saved from a terrorist attack and cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. Although the film faced some controversy, it still made a mark at the box office, pulling in over $169 million worldwide.
Sing 2 (2021)
Reprising her role as Ash, Scarlett Johansson returned to the animated stage in the sequel, “Sing 2”. This musical comedy-drama hit a high note at the box office, collecting a worldwide total of $408.4 million.
Just like its predecessor, the movie was a huge hit with audiences globally. Scarlett’s punk-rock porcupine, Ash, once again captured hearts with her tenacity and amazing voice. Johansson’s return for the sequel reaffirmed her ability to captivate audiences, no matter the genre or medium.
Black Widow (2021)
Finally leading her own Marvel film, Johansson’s “Black Widow” dives into the past of her character, Natasha Romanoff. The movie, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, still managed to pull in more than $183 million at the domestic box office, proving that Johansson’s star power can hold its own, even in the most challenging times.
Scarlett Johansson’s most recent release, in which she stars alongside Maya Hawke, hit the screens in June 2023 and has already amassed over $16 million at the box office, outperforming “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”.
The question that’s now on everyone’s mind: will it reach the $100 million mark? As we wait with bated breath, the upcoming months will provide the answer.