Just as Forbes ranks CEOs, The Hollywood Reporter ranks movie stars.
The magazine recently surveyed producers, agents and executives to find out which Hollywood A-listers come out on top financially. The findings are published in the April 10 issue.
The Hollywood Reporter identified six actors who can command around $20 million for a single film, ranking them “right up there with the heyday of star salaries during the 1990s, when a handful of actors (including Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise) reached that magic number.” They are:
- Leonardo DiCaprio ($25 million upfront, with stipulations, for “The Wolf of Wall Street”)
- Sandra Bullock ($20 million upfront for “Gravity” – $70 million total)
- Matt Damon ($20 million for his next Bourne movie)
- Robert Downey Jr. ($20 million for “The Iron Man” movies)
- Denzel Washington
- Angelina Jolie
Actors who can command $15 million or more per movie include:
- Bradley Cooper
- Ben Affleck
- Channing Tatum
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Melissa McCarthy
- Jennifer Lawrence
The Hollywood Reporter’s findings are similar to those of Forbes, which ranks movie stars, too. Atop Forbes’s “Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actors 2014,” which accounts for entertainment-related income in general, are:
- Robert Downey Jr. ($75 million)
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($52 million)
- Bradley Cooper ($46 million)
- Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 million)
- Chris Hemsworth ($37 million)
- Liam Neeson ($36 million)
- Ben Affleck ($35 million)
- Christian Bale ($35 million)
- Will Smith ($32 million)
- Mark Wahlberg ($32 million)
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