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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Are Making A Movie Together And She's Earning Way More Than Him

The Oscar winner's increased salary is notable after last year's Sony emails revealed she made less than her male American Hustle co-stars.

You might've heard that Hollywood's two most lovable goofballs, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, are teaming up to play lovers (in space!) for the upcoming film Passengers.

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And even better, the Oscar winner is reportedly going to earn $20 million for the film โ€” $8 million more than her male co-star, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pratt is earning $12 million, which is a $2 million jump from his former fee, following Jurassic World smashing box office records and taking in $524.1 million opening weekend.

The news is notable following the Sony emails' reveal that Lawrence earned significantly less than her male American Hustle co-stars Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner.

Lawrence and Amy Adams reportedly received only 7% of the back-end compensation, while the male stars received 9%.

Despite the pay bump for the Hunger Games star, salaries for women in Hollywood are still seeing a massive wage gap.

For example, besides Sandra Bullock at $50 million, most on Forbes' top 10 highest-paid male actors list earn more than the highest-paid female actresses.

The top of Forbes' male list is Robert Downey Jr., who earned $75 million in the year leading up to the list being published last July. After Bullock is Lawrence, with $34 million.

And other stats are equally depressing: In the 100 top-grossing movies of 2014, females still only comprised 1% of protagonists, according to a study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at SDSU. Catching Fire was also the first woman-led film to top the annual box office in 40 years.

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But with this year being filled with female-driven and female-centric movie releases, and studios finally accepting that movies with women can put butts in the seats (see: Ghostbusters 3), maybe soon Passengers' salary disparity won't be so notable.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Lawrence's representative for comment.

This post has been updated to correct an outdated link of the highest paid female actresses, with Sandra Bullock being the fourth top earner in Hollywood.

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