This weekend was the anniversary of the highest-grossing movie on the planet, Avengers Endgame. But the anniversary brought to light some of the dark secrets about the movie.
The success of Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr has been well-documented. The last movie in the Infinity wars saga, Avengers: Endgame beat James Cameron’s Avatar and became the highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.798 billion. Not only this, but the movie also drew $1.2 billion during its opening weekend alone! But how much did the Avengers’ actors earn?
- Avengers: Endgame’s anniversary is here!
- The blockbuster movie bagged a whopping $2.798 billion at the box office.
- Avengers: Endgame made its actors rich, but Roberst Downey Jr got a huge share.
While we always knew that Avengers: Endgame was a huge success, a Deadline report revealed its full extent of success. According to the report, the Marvel Phase 3 movie ended up making $900 million in profit.
This figure was way more than the expected figure of $600 million. Undoubtedly, Disney got the lion’s share from the profit, but the movie also made the actors rich!
Avengers Endgame made Chris Evans Rich, But Robert Downey Richer
Out of the $900 million profit, Disney Studio was more than happy to share the success with the cast of Avengers Endgame. Out of this near-billion profit, Robert Downey Jr was paid a whopping $55 million in back-end profits. But that is not all. Disney also paid the Iron Man actor $20 million upfront for his Avengers: Endgame performance.
From his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr made $275 million.
On the other hand, the rest of the Avengers (which a huge number of superheroes) divided $175 million among themselves.
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and the rest of the Avengers barely got anything compared to Robert Downey Jr.
Avengers: Endgame was surely a profitable affair for Robert Downey Jr. But was it a fair deal for the rest of the Avengers? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.