Forbes, Robert Downey Jr. tops the bank, earning $75M this year for The Avengers. While Tony Stark wasn't the main character in the film by any means, Downey Jr. was the only actor in the film that couldn't be replaced if negotiations not worked out, meaning he pretty much got to demand however much money he wanted. The biggest money-making actress is Angelina Jolie with $33M for Maleficent. She may have dropped from the spotlight a little due to getting a double mastectomy, but Jolie proves that she's still one of the world's biggest stars. It's also interesting to note the big difference between the top actor and top actress earnings. Read into it what you will.
Channing Tatum follows Downey Jr., with $60M for Magic Mike and Jennifer Lawrence is after Jolie, earning $26M for the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.