The Avengers has raked in a huge pile of cash world-wide and shows little sign of slowing down. The latest estimates show the film could be end up as the number three top earning movie of all time when its theatrical run is over.
And that’s good news for Robert Downey Jr.’s bank account. Downey’s deal to star in the film could earn him as much as $50 million when all is said and done.
Downey got the huge pay day by having his reps renegotiate his contract with Marvel with Iron Man proved to be such a hit. Downey signed on to make between five and seven percent of the gross earnings from The Avengers.
And while his co-stars won’t be in the same ballpark in terms of their payday, they still will make a comfortable salary for the film. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will reportedly earn $2-3 million each, while Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson used their somewhat bigger names to rake in somewhere in the $4-6 million range.