Robert Downey Jr - Robert Downey Jr Lands $50 Million Payout For Avengers

Robert Downey Jr is reportedly receiving a whopping $50 million paycheck for playing Iron Man in the hugely successful Avengers Assemble. According to a report today (May 16, 2012), the 47 year-old actor is commanding a far bigger salary than any of his co-stars, including Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson, neither of whom are exactly newcomers in the world of Hollywood movies.
Since its release, the movie has become one of the most successful films of all time. It's raked in over $1 billion at the global box office and is looking set to become the third biggest film of all time, behind Avatar and Titanic. Apparently, the executives at Marvel Studios struggled to keep costs down, with so many superstars playing their superheroes in the movie. In comparison to Iron Man's hefty pay packet, Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) all took home relatively low salaries (in comparison) of between $2million and $3 million.
The reason that Robert Downey Jr. is able to command such a huge fee is apparently down to the previous success of his solo Marvel venture, Iron Man, which made $585 million, His deal with Marvel Studios included him receiving a percentage (thought to be 5% or higher) of the box office takings for any future movie in which he played the Iron Man character. This phenomenal pay day marks another step in the transformation of his career. Just a few years ago, Hollywood had all but written off Downey Jr, thanks to his frequent drug charges and eventual imprisonment. Hopefully Lindsay Lohan is paying attention because here is living proof that a career damaged by scandal can still be salvaged.


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert Downey Jr - Scarlett Johansson - Samuel L Jackson - Chris Evans - Chris Hemsworth - Jeremy Renner - Mark Ruffalo - Lindsay Lohan

Advertisement

More Robert Downey Jr

Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses: "I Have Glaucoma"

Bono explained why he wears sunglasses seemingly all the time whilst appearing on a British talk show.Bono spotted in London on Thursday (16th Oct.).Read More:...

The Judge Throws Its Hat Into The Awards Ring

Clearly determined to be a contender, this film is carefully designed to showcase the work of stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Of course,...

The Judge Movie Review

This generational drama strains so hard to be serious that it's almost laughable. Its big themes are only superficially addressed, while the bloated nearly two...

Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man Will Reportedly Star In 'Captain America 3'

It appears that two of the Avengers will be collaborating outside of the rest of their fellow superheroes as Robert Downey Jr. will be reportedly...

Advertisement

"Gone Girl" Continues Box Office Hold Over, "Dracula Untold" Barely Makes A Ripple

In a pretty predictable turn of events this weekend, David Fincher’s critically acclaimed baby Gone Girl has gone on to top Dracula Untold. Gone Girl’s...

Robert Downey Jr. Goes Casual On Arriving Outside 'Letterman'

Robert Downey Jr. dresses down in a baseball cap, T-shirt and leather jacket on arriving outside a New York studio building to appear on 'The...

Robert Downey Jr Officially in Negotiations for 'Iron Man 4'

It looks as though Robert Downey Jr can't resist the megabucks after all. Actually, we already knew that, but for a moment there the actor...

Robert Downey Jr. Would Ask Matthew Broderick's Permission To See Ex Sarah Jessica Parker

Whilst Howard Stern - and the rest of us - may have forgotten Robert Downey Jr. went out with Sarah Jessica Parker, Downey still holds...

Advertisement

Comments

Robert Downey Jr Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Downey Jr

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All