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Dwayne Johnson reportedly pocked an incredible amount of money for his new movie “Red One.”
Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith had previously been tied for the top spot after both earned $40 million for “Captain American: Civil War” And “King Richard,” respectively.
Now, there’s a new king in town and it’s The Rock after he locked down $50 million for Amazon’s holiday movie.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reportedly earns $50 million for “Red One.”
Most Americans wouldn’t come close to earning $50 million in four lifetimes. That’s the kind of money that sets up a family for generations if handled properly, and Johnson earned it for one movie.
A single movie. It’s honestly incredible. It also goes to show just how deep Amazon’s pockets are. Jeff Bezo’s company is swimming in cash.
$50 million to Amazon is a rounding error. For an actor, it’s the largest upfront payment in the history of entertainment.
It’s also not hard to understand why Dwayne Johnson would demand so much money. He makes massive hits. Even if his movies aren’t critically acclaimed, they print cash at the box office.
“Black Adam,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Central Intelligence,” the “Fast & Furious” movies and “Moana” are just a few examples of the monster hits The Rock has appeared in.
Dwayne Johnson’s movies have earned more than $13.7 billion globally, accoridng to The Numbers. The man simply acts as an ATM machine for studios.
Now, Amazon reportedly cut him a $50 million check for “Red One.” Life is good when you’re a Hollywood star. Don’t spend it all in one place!