Letitia Wright named the highest-earning box office actor of 2018, beating out several Avengers: Infinity War stars
Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War star Letitia Wright edged out several of her co-stars to become the highest-grossing actor of 2018.
The actress also starred in the Warner Bros. adaptation Ready Player One and Lionsgate’s The Commuter in 2018, with her films grossing $1.55 billion, according toFandango.
Both Black Panther ($700 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million) finished as the highest grossing movies of the year, but Wright’s non-Marvel films were enough to give her the edge over several co-stars.
There was a five-way tie for second place with $1.38 billion with Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Sebastian Stan, who all starred in both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2 ($608.5 million) and Life Itself ($4.1 million), came in third with $1.29 billion.
Chris Pratt, who starred in Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($416.7 million) took fourth place with $1.1 billion.
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Josh Brolin rounded out the top five with an even $1 billion from Infinity War, Deadpool 2 ($318.4 million) and Sicario: Day of the Soldado ($50 million).
Wright, 25, kicked off her year playing Jules Skateboarder in The Commuter in January, before playing the tech-savvy Shuri in Black Panther in February.
She played Reb (Safe House) in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One in late March, before returning as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War in late April.