In a recent bulletin from Puck journalist Matthew Belloni, it is claimed that Dwayne Johnson has earned an extraordinary salary for his latest film, Red One. Action comedy produced by amazon studios it will feature Johnson and former MCU star Chris Evans, and is expected to release later this year. According to the report, the actor who also plays Black Adam will earn a salary of $50 million.
The $50 million pay alias salary is also the largest amount Dwayne Johnson has received while starring in a movie, and it’s also the highest salary ever awarded to an actor. By comparison, Johnson’s previous highest salary was $23.5 million, which he earned from the movies Jumanji: The Next Level and Red Notice, which aired on Netflix, according to Deadline and Forbes.
Other massive salaries Dwayne Johnson has received are $20 million from Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, $22 million from Jungle Cruise, and $22.5 million from Black Adam. The salary Johnson received for the film Red One successfully surpassed the previous record held by Robert Downey Jr. for his role in Captain America: Civil War, for which Downey earned a salary of $40 million. In addition to Downey, Will Smith also received a similar rating for his appearance in the movie King Richard. The following is a list of the other highest salaries an actor has received in a film (it should be noted that many of these actors also received additional income from a variety of sources, including income from ticket sales):
-Robert Downey Jr. – Captain America: Civil War: $40 million -Will Smith–King Richard: $40 million -Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: $35 million -Will Smith – Emancipation: $35 million -Keanu Reeves – The Matrix Reloaded/The Matrix Revolutions: $30 million -Mel Gibson – Lethal Weapon 4: $30 million -Leonardo DiCaprio – Don’t look up: $30 million -Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon: $30 million -Arnold Schwarzenegger – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: $29.25 million -Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Endgame: 20 million dollars
Dwayne Johnson’s success in getting this large sum shows his popularity and appeal as an actor. Since he drifted into the world of acting, Johnson’s name continues to shine bright. He kept getting offers to star in big movies. Hopefully, geeks, especially the big movies starring Johnson.