Both Black Panther ($700 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million) were the year’s biggest earning pictures, but Wright’s non-Marvel flicks were enough to put her ahead of her co-stars.
Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, and Sebastian Stan, who all appeared in both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, tied for second place with $1.38 billion.
With $1.29 billion, Samuel L. Jackson, who featured in Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2 ($608.5 million), and Life Itself ($4.1 million), finished third.
With $1.1 billion, Chris Pratt ($416.7 million) from Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came in fourth place.
With an even $1 billion from Infinity War, Deadpool 2 ($318.4 million) and Sicario: Day of the Soldado ($50 million), Josh Brolin rounded out the top five.
Wright, 25, began the year as Jules Skateboarder in The Commuter before transforming into the tech-savvy Shuri in Black Panther in February.
In late March, she appeared as Reb (Safe House) in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One before reprising her role as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War in late April.