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July 10, 2012

Report: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers 2’ earnings will be record-breaking

  • $20 million paycheck to reprise the role of Black Widow source

» Think this has anything to do with rumors that Johansson will be starring in a Black Widow spin-off and/or S.H.I.E.L.D. movie? Or the massive payday that Robert Downey Jr. saw as a result of the first ‘Avengers' flick? Then again, maybe Disney and Marvel realize that — after you release the third-highest grossing film of all time — you’re going to have to pay your all-star cast a bit more money to get them all back for the sequel.

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15:23 // 1 year ago
May 16, 2012

Success of “The Avengers” earns Robert Downey Jr. millions

  • $50 million payday thanks to studio profit-sharing deal  source

» Marvel signed the deal after the box-office success of Iron Man (2008), agreeing to pay Robert Downey Jr. a percentage of profits from all future movies in which the actor appears as Tony Stark/Iron Man. That’s significantly more than anyone else: Fellow stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson are each expected to make $2-$6 million from their wages and profit-sharing deals.

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14:20 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2012
no but seriously, it’s cool that you did this with the number crunching and all, but it kind of distracts from the point entirely that this is a superhero movie yeah ok
Nutty’s Castle of Nintendo-brand Donuts: Disaster expert: Repairing NYC after “The Avengers” would cost billions 

Oh, come on, have fun with the what-ifs! 
14:43 // 1 year ago
May 7, 2012

What’s next for “The Avengers” after its killer $207 million first weekend?

  • sequels With most of the franchise’s actors signed to multi-film deals already, the sequels are already on tap — “Iron Man 3” has a release date about a year from now; “Thor 2” should hit near Thanksgiving 2013; and finally, “Captain America 2” comes in 2014. But what about an “Avengers” sequel? That’s in the talks, too, though it’s early.
  • spinoffs Mark Ruffalo’s critically-acclaimed Incredible Hulk performance has built hype around rebooting that series (Edward Norton’s take, while not a flop, didn’t set the world ablaze, either), and Scarlett Johansson said that she knows Marvel “would be happy to entertain” the fans’ cries for a Black Widow origin story. source

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23:10 // 1 year ago