Report: Robert Downey Jr. Set to Make $50M from "The Avengers"
(LOS ANGELES) -- Iron Man is a very rich man, thanks to the worldwide success of Marvel's The Avengers.
Robert Downey Jr. stands to make $50 million or more for his portrayal of Iron Man in the blockbuster superhero film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The total includes box office bonuses and other yet-to-be-determined incentives.
Downey's massive payday stems from the fact that his camp renegotiated his deal with Marvel after the first Iron Man film, released in 2008, proved to be a big hit. His reworked contract reportedly called for him to receive a percentage of Marvel's revenue from future films in which he reprises the Iron Man role.
Downey's Avengers co-stars will earn far less for their performances in the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will all receive $2 million to $3 million each, while Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson will get about twice as much.
The Avengers has already raked in over $1 billion worldwide.
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