We’re all interested in money, especially other people’s money. We want to know how much everyone is getting, even those who are clearly making way more. Maybe it’s some sort of torture or perhaps it’s just general curiosity.
Either way, you’ll probably be interested in the recent Hollywood salary report from Variety.
In the report, the salaries of several stars are revealed, including Kristen Stewart, Martin Lawrence, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and many more.
What’s interesting is that the celebrities who are working on Netflix films are actually getting bigger paychecks than those working with your typical Hollywood studio.
For example, Ryan Reynolds is getting $27 million for the upcoming Netflix film ‘Six Underground‘ and Will Smith is expected to get around $30 million for reprising his role in Bright 2.
Meanwhile, Idris Elba is getting just $8 million for Hobbs & Shaw and Leonardo DiCaprio is getting $10 million for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
The discrepancy between the numbers seems rather large; however, there is an important note to consider. With Netflix, what you see is what you get, meaning the $27 million paycheck Reynolds gets is all he’ll get, even if the film became a massive hit for Netflix.
Most studios offer stars lucrative back-end deals, which means if the movie is a success, they’ll earn more money. So while studio films might be more of a risk for an actor, they could be more beneficial if the movie is a success.[mashshare]