The Hollywood ecosystem is in full reconfiguration with the appearance of streaming platforms and the health crisis has also played a role in the introduction of certain practices. Discover the 10 biggest salaries of the stars of the moment.
Hollywood changing because of platforms
You don’t have to be a keen observer of the film industry to see that our consumption has changed. Networks and streaming platforms are taking up more and more space. Big events are now happening in our living rooms, without having to move from the sofa. This increase in competition on the small screen market provokes an outbidding on the part of the players who run it. Everyone wants their exclusives, their stars and their headlines, to get subscribers. No one takes over when such and such an actor flies on the small screen, or a director shoots for a platform. The cinema for theaters obviously continues to exist but it is perhaps on the small screen that the stars can get the juiciest contacts.
The biggest salaries of the stars
Variety has just published a very interesting article on the salaries of the stars of the moment. A Top 10 is drawn up and we realize that the majority of its members are present thanks to a streaming service:
This list needs to be analyzed to fully understand what these sums represent. Daniel Craig is leading the way, with a salary twice that of The Rock, for specific reasons. First we talk a fee for two films. Then, Netflix voluntarily inflated the price because a release on a platform prevents to benefit from the bonuses linked to the box office. In general, stars have a fixed salary and then they earn even more money from income linked to the performance of films in theaters. Platforms must then compensate for this inherent lack of their model by signing a bigger check from the start. This data must be taken into account for all the rest of the classification, with the exception of The Lost City of D scheduled only in theaters and Warner movies that have had a shared release on HBO Max.
Sometimes surprising figures
Outside of the top 10 there are some interesting things to note as well. For example, Robert Pattinson only took $ 3 million for The batman. He is far behind his friend Chris Hemsworth, who pocketed 20 million from competitor Marvel for Thor: Love and Thunder. Surprisingly, it is in the lower part of the ranking that Tom Cruise is found. His salary for Impossible mission is not given. On the other hand, it appears for Top Gun: Maverick with a salary of “only” $ 13 million. If you followed what we said earlier, he could earn significantly more thanks to the results of the film during his career in theaters. A good score would assure him quietly of coming to interfere in the top 10 – even in the top 5.