The 50-year-old actress made an estimated $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014, mostly from the
"Gravity," of course, was one of the biggest movies of 2013, grossing more than $716 million at the global box office and winning seven
Bullock's impressive payday notwithstanding, she and her fellow actresses still trail Hollywood's top-paid male actors:
Bullock is followed on the Forbes actress list by "Hunger Games" star
Jolie topped last year's list with an estimated $33 million, part of which was credited from her large upfront payment for "Maleficent." She's expected to earn more next year through a back-end deal on the Disney movie, which has grossed more than $700 million worldwide.
The clout associated with topping the list often leads to actors seeking out new pastures in Hollywood.
Though "Maleficent" has proved that Jolie can still be a box-office powerhouse, she is also branching out into directing, with "Unbroken" set to arrive Christmas Day and "By the Sea" in the works.
Bullock's upcoming projects include "The Heat 2" and a movie about Tupperware marketing guru Brownie Wise.