In Hollywood, the salaries of stars can quickly skyrocket. But not all are necessarily housed in the same boat. On the superhero side, for example, Robert Pattinson was paid less for The Batman than Chris Hemsworth for Thor 4.
Since the mid-1990s, it’s been pretty standard for America’s biggest stars to hit $ 20 million per movie. This is, for example, what Sandra Bullock will receive for the action comedy The Lost City of D and Brad Pitt for the David Leitch film Bullet Train, as revealed Variety.
For his fourth solo film in the skin of Thor, Chris Hemsworth will also pocket $ 20 million. Chris Pine, meanwhile, is expected to earn nearly $ 11.5 million for Dungeons & Dragons. On the other hand, for the highly anticipated The Batman, in which he will play a new version of the Dark Knight, Robert Pattinson will only receive 3 million.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER BATMAN?
It is much less than Ben Affleck who was entitled, according to Forbes, has a “huge salary”To play the same character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. If the exact amount was never revealed, Deadline had nevertheless indicated that it was probably a sum of eight digits, which means at least 10 million.
Christian Bale was playing in the same court for his Batman appearances as he was paid 9 million for Batman Begins, then 10 million for The Dark Knight and finally 15 million for The Dark Knight Rises, according to reports from the era.
Robert Pattinson’s salary is closer to what George Clooney received for Batman & Robin in 1997 when he was not yet the established star he is today. In December 2020, the actor revealed to Howard stern only received a million dollars for the film when Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the villainous Mr. Freeze, had won 25 million.
BONUSES FOR SUCCESS IN THE ROOMS
This year, Denzel Washington and Will Smith were paid $ 40 million each for A Deal of the Details and King Richard, respectively. A higher than normal salary supposed to compensate for the money they could have received in bonuses if these Warner films had been box office successes, which could be held back by their simultaneous releases on HBO Max.
For Matrix 4, Keanu Reeves should receive a salary between 12 and 14 million dollars, to which will be added a percentage of the receipts of the obviously highly anticipated feature film.
As for Tom Cruise, he has so far pocketed only 13 million for Top Gun: Maverick, but he will quickly be able to earn tens of millions of additional dollars thanks to the juicy contract he signed. Variety thus recalls that he is one of those rare stars to be paid “before his studio earns a dime from box office receipts”.
Finally, it should be noted that the actors whose films are released directly on streaming platforms like Netflix generally pocket even more impressive sums…
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