Robert Downey Jr. who in recent times is better known for playing Iron Man/Tony Stark in Marvel Cinematic Universe has a lot to look up to. For instance what he did for Marvel Cinematic Universe has truly been outstanding since “Iron Man” in 2008 turned Marvel into a money making machine with the movie grossing almost half a billion dollars at the box office. However, the equation between the studio and the actor has been mutual since he too experienced a turn in fortune ever since he took up the superhero role. Read on.
According to Hypable, Forbes has revealed that Downey Jr. is currently the 8th highest paid celebrity in the world and had been previously declared as the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The amount that he earned is a jaw-dropping nine-figure salary.
For portraying the superhero character in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War,” he earned $80 million and this probably does not take in account percentage of the box office that he receives. There’s a possibility that he could very well bring in over $100 million once that is also included. Looking at the figures it is quite much for one actor but when you are Robert Downey Jr. this should not come as a surprise.
It is also being reported that he was not paid much back in 2008 for “Iron Man” given his previous legal problems but with the movie earning a fortune, he along with his career were resurrected. It is being said that his massive paycheck started coming in with “Iron Man 2,” when he was paid about $10 million for the movie.
Then came “Avengers” that assembled all the heroes in one and put them together against a common enemy. The movie took in a massive $1.5 billion at the box office and Downey was reportedly paid $50 million for it. It is also being said that Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson were only getting $4-6 million at the time. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as compared to Evans’s pay of $10 million, Downey still made at least four times than what his co-star made.
For the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War,” Downey will again be paid $40 million and will see him on the opposite side of Evans. A little disagreement on the Superhero Registration Act will trigger a battle between the two heroes.
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