When Marvel Studios took the risk of choosing Robert Downey Jr. to play Tony Stark in Hombre de Hierro (2008), the filmmakers probably didn’t anticipate that the actor would become as rich as his character. Is that with the box office success of Marvel Cinematic Universe came the meteoric rise of Downey’s salary, in addition to percentage agreements for ticket sales.
Despite the repeated unsubstantiated rumors and the hopes of the fans, the time of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark came to an end in 2019, with the release of Avengers: Endgame. And so, we remember how much the actor (and, now, producer) has earned in each of his nine appearances in the universe of Marveldepending on the site Yahoo! Finance.
The fortune that Jr. amassed with the Marvel Universe
Iron Man (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. it was considered a risky investment, however producer Kevin Feige and director Jon Favreau saw something in the actor and insisted that he play the part. Downey himself had faith in the project and agreed to accept a low salary of $500,000, with an unknown percentage of the final earnings, which some sources say is as high as 8%. There are indications that this salary, or the one he earned for Iron Man 2also covered his cameo in The Incredible Hulk.
The film was a hit that exceeded all expectations grossing over $585 million worldwide, raising Hombre de Hierro at the highest level of superheroes. Even if the percentage of Robert Downey Jr. It would have been .05 percent of the gross, that’s enough to have taken $2 million.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Downey was able to negotiate more money for the sequel thanks to the box office success of the first film. He made about 10 million dollars and it was rumored that he had also signed another sweet deal for a percentage of the final profits. It is estimated that the total was about 12 million dollars.
The Avengers: The Avengers (2012)
When The Avengers hit the movies in 2012, Hulk, Thor and Captain America already had their own movies, though Hombre de Hierro it was still the best received by fans. Robert Downey Jr. He received a salary of 10 million dollars.
Due to the immense success of the film, box office deals ended up bringing Downey’s haul to as high as $50 million, bringing the total to $72 million across all films to date.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
It was the movie Hombre de Hierro highest grossing, with a collection of 1,200 million dollars. It was for this reason that her total income from the films of Marvel they rose to 122 million dollars.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
the age of ultron it grossed an estimated $1.4 billion, making it the lowest-grossing Avengers film. However, estimates place profits from Robert Downey Jr. between 50 and 80 million dollars.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Robert Downey Jr. he earned approximately $50 million. However, that doesn’t include the profit share, the back end, and a $5 million bonus for beating the box office of the previous Captain America movie. That puts his haul a little under 64 million million.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Downey was paid at least $1 million for each of the ten minutes he was on screen, putting his earnings on the film at between $10 million and $15 million.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
infinity war represented the first part of the culmination of the marvel universe Until now. The film ended up earning over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, earning the actor at least $75 million.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The last check of marvel universe from Robert Downey Jr. it earned him around $75 million, as with the rumored 8% back-end deal he made an additional $55 million for this movie alone.
The cumulative total translates to about $435 million. Crazy! You, what would you do if you had so much money?
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How much Robert Downey Jr. earned for his role in Iron Man