Yes, ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ has already earned over a billion dollars at the box office and is a global phenomenon. Touted as the longest Marvel movie ever, almost every fan has already flocked to the theatres to watch more than 35 A-list actors making an appearance in this comic fiction drama. The latest episode in this Marvel franchise features a swelling star cast of some of the most noted names in Hollywood, bringing in all the most popular characters together in one explosive feature.
It’s the second most expensive film ever made behind Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and the stellar star cast will leave you thinking about their salary package for this success story. But, how much does it really cost to star in a Marvel franchise? Let’s have a look:
1. Captain America – Chris Evans ($8 million)
You would think that the leader of the pack would have charged the most right? Sadly, that’s not true. In fact, Captain America isn’t even close to top 10 in terms of earning for this role. He was paid around $8 million for his spectacular performance.
2. Thor – Chris Hemsworth ($5.4 million)
Chris got paid higher than Captain America and took away home around $5.4 million for his powerful role. Fresh off the success of ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ Thor‘s modest’ earnings are definitely worth it!
3. Vin Diesel – Groot ($54.5 million)
With many credible movies at the box office, Vin Diesel was one of the highest paid Avengers. His salary was anything close to 54.5 million for his role. He reprised his role perfectly as the voice behind the tree-like alien called Groot for this American superhero film.
4. Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman ($2-3 million)
Unfortunately for Chadwick, he wasn’t paid much compared to other avengers. Since his role as Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ wasn’t a lead one, he got a meagr $2-3 million for this sequel. Most expected a pay up for him, but that didn’t happen.
5. The Hulk – Mark Ruffalo ($5-6 million)
All that destructiveness caused by this green big fella earned him approximately $5-6 million for his role. After all, not everyone likes to pay a bump for destroying everything around them, which is exactly what his role was! Ruffalo, the Hulk, doesn’t have a solo movie to his credit given the fact that his presence on screen is undeniable.
6. Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson ($20 million)
Scarlett Johansson is a name to reckon with in Hollywood and has a huge fan following. As one of the highest paid Avenger, she charged a whooping $20 million for her role of Black Widow.
7. Doctor Strange – Benedict Cumberbatch ($5 million)
Considering his popularity, Benedict Cumberbatch’s budget came as a surprise. His first role as Doctor Strange in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ paid him a lot less – around $5 million for his role. His acting and stature wasn’t enough to cough more for the producers it seems.
8. Thanos – Josh Brolin ($5-6 million)
Even though Thanos enjoyed more screen time compared to other Avengers, his budget was a little on the low side. Josh wasn’t paid not more than $5-6 million for all that action. The Mad Titan‘s first major role in this franchise caught our attention but not the budget of his colleagues.
9. Loki – Tom Hiddleston ($8 million)
Tom Hiddleston was paid around $8 million for his role as the winking Loki! That amount wasn’t for those cheeky expressions but as the most talked about villain in the comic franchise. This super villain caught us by surprise by pocketing such a huge amount considering how less his screen time was.
10. Star Lord – Chris Pratt ($5 million)
He enjoys global popularity, when it come to getting paid accordingly, you’ll be shocked to know that Chris Pratt only rumored to have earned around $5 million. Prior to ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1’, Pratt was an unknown name in the industry. Considering it’s been 4 years since he became a household name, we would have expected better.
11. Spider-Man – Tom Holland ($3 million)
The youngest of the Avenger would consider himself very lucky amongst this stellar star cast and took home $3 million for his role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ The young super hero was incredible in his performance. Despite being surrounded by such big names, Tom Holland is still a rich man considering his age!
12. Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr. ($40-50 million)
His pay cheque will make you stop in your tracks. In fact, after knowing Robert Downey Jr‘s budget, it won’t be wrong to say that he’s the highest paid actor in the Marvel Movie. Hold your breath – Robert charged a whopping $40-50 million for his role as the Iron Man in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
This list has given us an idea how much it takes to be cast as an Avenger. Did it leave you impressed? Tell us in the comments.