Scarlett Johansson's turn as Black Widow in "The Avengers" was well received by the producers that they are willing to fork out some serious cash to get her for the sequel. According to The New York Post, she has been offered a record-breaking $20 million to reprise her role in the second film.
A tad bit much perhaps? Her role as Black Widow wasn't that great in the film, we feel. That's a cool $1 million more than Angelina Jolie earned for "The Tourist,".
Forbes ranked Kristen Stewart as last year's highest-paid actress at $12.5 million per film (Stewart made $34.5 million over 12 months). Cameron Diaz was second on this year's Forbes list at $34 million, but acted in three movies for that sum.
"The Avengers" is now the third-biggest global box office draw in history, having brought in over $1.355 billion in worldwide sales.