There was a time, when a handful of categorical 'A-list' actors
in Hollywood could easily demand for ($20 to $30) Million straight
up, to sign a movie deal. However, those days are long gone now,
almost. (Almost), because Jennifer Lawrence recently got $20
Million for Passengers.
In today's scenario, Leonardo DiCaprio is still maintaining his
one of the highest paid actors status, alongside Dwayne Johnson,
being the new addition to the list surpassing Robert Downey Jr. But
even The Rock finds it difficult to fit in the '$20 Million
Recently crowned as Forbes highest paid actor in Hollywood,
Dwayne Johnson could make only $19 Million for his role in the
Keanu Reeves who was once getting $15 Million straight up for
signing a film, now hardly makes $2 Million to $2.5 Million per
film, probably with his upcoming John Wick sequel. Even got less as
much as only $1 Million for the first John Wick movie.
On the sunny side, Reeves will pouch a fraction of ownership
stake in the movie, it is the likely route the actors are taking to
find them in a better financial stature rather than just taking a
percentage of the profit.
Vin Diesel, has been found in rather an average position as he
is making almost $10 Million with each Fast & Furious films and
recently made similar deal with xXx 3: Return of Xander Cage.