It’s a good day to be Scar-Jo, but what else is new? The actress who rocked the ish out of her role as Black Widow in The Avengers will receive a cool $20 million for the sequel. Angelina Jolie most recently got $19 million for The Tourist, but as PITNBrs Janaegal and meme pointed out, Julia Roberts got $20 million for Erin Brockovich back in 2000. So I’m thinking $20 million is the record for any actress in a movie sequel. Either way, Scarlett‘s getting paaaaid.
The HuffPost has the deets, although you’ve already got the most important [$20 million] part:
Scarlett Johansson’s turn as Black Widow in “The Avengers” was so well-received that producers are willing to throw some serious cash her way for the sequel. According to The New York Post, she has been offered a record-breaking $20 million to reprise her role in the second film.
For some perspective, Forbes ranked Kristen Stewart as last year’s highest-paid actress, but she can “only” bank about $12.5 million per film (Stewart made $34.5 million over 12 months). Cameron Diaz was second on this year’s Forbes list at $34 million, but acted in three movies for that sum.
Marvel and Disney have plenty of money to toss around, as “The Avengers” is now the third-biggest global box office draw in history, having brought in over $1.355 billion in worldwide sales (that’s more than “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″).
So, um. Congrats Scar! I’m pretty sure you’re officially a big shot!
What do you guys think about $carlett‘s massive paycheck? Too big? Too small? Or juuuust right, considering what the studios are raking in? I would not guess at how much these people should make, but I am a Scar-Jo fan and I watch The Other Boleyn Girl probably three nights a week. I don’t watch the whole thing, I mainly love falling asleep to it. But only after Scar-Jo and Eric Bana‘s scene d’amour. Come to think of it, her waist-to-hip ratio alone deserves about $20 million. Lol.