Big checks thanks to Netflix These are Hollywoods highest paid actors

Big checks thanks to Netflix: These are Hollywood’s highest paid actors

The annual list of Hollywood’s top male earners shows the Netflix wallet wide open. Because all the stars in the top positions owe a large part of their income to the streaming service – including front-runner Dwayne Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson is Hollywood’s 2020 best-paid actor – defending his title from last year. This results from the traditional list of the US business magazine Forbes, for which the income between June 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020 is considered.

Dwayne Johnson is Hollywood’s 2020 Highest Paid Actor

With earnings of $ 87.5 million, Johnson is slightly behind last year’s $ 89.4 million. According to Forbes, the biggest check for a movie comes from Netflix: The agent-actioner “Red Notice” received $ 23.5 million. Above all, the superstar of course also benefits from the fact that he is in many fields and, for example, his own clothing collection makes him a lot of money.

Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds will be seen at Johnson’s side in “Red Notice”. He got around $ 20 million from Netflix for the agent actioner. The streaming service also paid him $ 20 million for “6 Underground”. In total, it comes to $ 71.5 million.

Mark Wahlberg completed the podium with $ 58 million, including a big Netflix check for the action comedy “Spenser Confidential”.

First picture from the Netflix blockbuster “Red Notice”: Dwayne Johnson makes one of James Bond

How big the influence of the streaming service is can also be seen in other places on the list: Vin Diesel (with 54 million dollars in fifth place) missed by postponing “Fast

But it becomes particularly clear with Adam Sandler, who placed ninth. He received only 5 of the 41 million dollars he earned last year for a movie: “Uncut Gems – The Black Diamond” (a Netflix film in Germany, by the way). On the other hand, he got $ 31 million from Netflix for the ongoing collaboration.

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The top 10 highest paid actors

Below is an overview of the top 10 actors:

1. Dwayne Johnson – $ 87.5 million

1. Dwayne Johnson – $ 87.5 million

2. Ryan Reynolds – $ 71.5 million

2. Ryan Reynolds – $ 71.5 million

3. Mark Wahlberg – $ 58 million

3. Mark Wahlberg – $ 58 million

4. Ben Affleck – $ 55 million

4. Ben Affleck – $ 55 million

5. Vin Diesel – $ 54 million

5. Vin Diesel – $ 54 million

6. Akshay Kumar – $ 48.5 million

6. Akshay Kumar – $ 48.5 million

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $ 45.5 million

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda – $ 45.5 million

8. Will Smith – $ 44.5 million

8. Will Smith – $ 44.5 million

9. Adam Sandler – $ 41 million

9. Adam Sandler – $ 41 million

10. Jackie Chan – $ 40 million

10. Jackie Chan – $ 40 million

Source: Forbes

The matching list of highest paid actresses won’t come out until next month – but you don’t have to be a prophet to know the sums will be lower overall, and no actress will come close to Dwayne Johnson’s $ 85.7 million.

That’s why Netflix pays more

It’s no coincidence, by the way, that Netflix is ​​leaving such a large footprint on this list. The streaming service has to pay more than traditional Hollywood studios to attract big stars like Johnson and Reynolds. Because where the big Hollywood studios in the past pressed advance payments and instead dumped a piece of the risk on stars with profit sharing, Netflix has to make advance payments.

There are no profits for a single film, so a salary of $ 20 million or more on Netflix is ​​quite common for the top stars.

There are no profits for a single film, so a salary of $ 20 million or more on Netflix is ​​quite common for the top stars.

According to Forbes calculations, Netflix paid more money to actors in the past year than any Hollywood studio VexMovies.

That Netflix is ​​making such a big impact on the list this year is also related to Hollywood’s tendency towards more profit sharing. Because the cinemas are closed in spring – as the example of Vin Diesel shows – all these are currently still canceled for the first blockbusters of the year in the cinema. Stars who would have participated in such profits might have pushed themselves further here (in the previous year, the “Avengers: Endgame” actors were behind Johnson).

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