A few days ago, the foreign media "Variety" exposed the latest wave of Hollywood film and television stars to appear in the works of the film pay.
Tom Cruise was paid $12-14M for his latest two Discworld films (7&8), but he gets a preferred box office split, like he did for The Mighty Ducks 2 plus salary, dividends, etc. he gets $100M+.
Will Smith was paid $35 million for his new film "Free the Slaves" and $30 million each for Leonardo DiCaprio's "Killers of the Flower Moon" and Brad Pitt's new F1 title.
$22.5 million for Boulder Johnson's Black Adam, $20 million for Joaquin Phoenix's Joker 2, up from $4.5 million for the first film, and $20 million for Chris Hemsworth's The Expendables 2, Van Diesel's Fast & Furious 10, Tom Hardy's Venom 3, and Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell's The Passion of the Furious.
Jason Momma's "King of the Sea 2" $15 million. Margot Robbie is the highest paid actress for a new film, taking $12.5 million each for her and Ryan Gosling starring in Barbie. Steve Carell, who voices "Little Yellow Men 2," also took in $12.5 million. "Little Eleven" Millie Bobby Brown was paid $10 million for her role in "Miss Holmes 2," the highest of any actor under the age of 20.
Timothée Chalamet was paid $9 million to appear in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka.
Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and others in Oppenheimer take a significant pay cut of $4 million each, though they will receive a cut based on box office performance.
Anya Taylor-Joy was paid $1.8 million for her role in the Mad Max 4 spin-off movie, Freoza.
Kevin Costner, Yellowstone
1 million + dollars per episode is still the top level of TV episode pay, and according to industry sources, the top TV pay level for major stars has stabilized between $750,000 and $1 million per episode, with the next level between $600,000 and $800,000.
$1.3 million for a single episode:
Kevin Costner's "Yellowstone" at $1.3 million for a single episode and Mahershala Ali's "The Pilot" at $1.3 million for a single episode.
$1 million in a single episode:
Michael Keaton's Dose of Addiction $1 million in a single episode, Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford's Yellowstone spin-off 1923 $1 million in a single episode, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd's The Psycho Next Door $1 million in a single episode, Jason Sudeikis' Football Coach, and Stallone's King of Tulsa also $1 million.
$750-900k for a single episode:
Elizabeth Olsen, Love and Death, $875k for a single episode.
$750,000 for a single episode:
Brie Larson's "Chemistry Lessons" $750,000 for a single episode and Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto's "WeCrashed" $750,000 for a single episode.
Under 750k for a single episode:
David Harbour and Winona Ryder "Stranger Things" 450k for a single episode.