Deadpool has just conquered the $500 million worldwide mark, and for a film that only cost $58 million to make, the folks over at 20th Century Fox must be doing backflips right now.
As must be Ryan Reynolds–who bounced back from a dogshit reception of The Green Lantern (2011) and R.I.P.D. (with a budget of $150 million, only raking in $78 mill). The Deadpool genius marketing campaign, which brilliantly displayed Reynolds’ many talents, coupled with the subsequent raving reviews for the movie has made the 39-year-old the hottest thing in Hollywood right now.
And his paycheck will most definitely reflect that.
According to Hollywood Reporter,
Ryan Reynolds was paid $2 million upfront and is said to be the only actor eligible for box-office bonuses and backend compensation. He’s now likely to make more than $10 million from the movie and possibly much more, especially if it reaches $800 million in global sales as projected.
Reynolds is also signed on for future installments of Deadpool and Hollywood Reporter’s sources say that his agents are already drawing up a renegotiation that will increase his pay significantly.
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If you’re like me and simply cannot get enough of Deadpool, check out everything we know so far about Deadpool 2.
[h/t Hollywood Reporter]