As a result of her various roles in the Barbie production, reports from earlier this month indicated that the 33-year-old Academy Award nominee racked up $50 million for the film.
However, according to well-connected insider Matt Belloni, that $50 million figure is a “ridiculously low” estimate and that her actual earnings from the film are “way higher.”
“That’s low [$50M]. That is ridiculously low,” Belloni said on his Spotify/Ringer podcast The Town.
“I heard it’s way higher. There was a report that she’s going to get $50 million for Barbie. It’s actually more than that.”
Currently, with over $1.2 billion at the global box office, Barbie is the second-highest-grossing movie that Warner Bros. has ever made, trailing only 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, which finished its box office run with $1.315 billion.
In addition to Robbie, Barbie — directed by acclaimed Lady Bird and Little Women filmmaker Greta Gerwig — stars Ryan Gosling as Ken. Both Robbie and Gosling’s performances have been so well-received, in fact, that there is an expectation they’ll both be nominated at next year’s Academy Awards. The stars of Barbie aren’t the only ones expected to contend at the Oscars, however, as most movie fans and journalists seem to believe it’ll score a Best Picture nomination, too.
Alongside the duo of Robbie and Gosling, Barbie stars Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Kingley Ben-Air, Dua Lipa, Rhea Perlman, John Cena, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, and more.
Despite how much of a box office behemoth Barbie has been this summer, reports indicate it will be available to rent on-demand beginning on September 5, just about six weeks after the movie originally released in theaters.