It doesn't matter that Little Fockers got dismal reviews, if you were in that film, chances are you got paid BIG money.
The movie raked in about $105 million, but $70 million was shelled out to pay the actors' salaries.
Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro earned $20 million each, $15 million for Owen Wilson and $7 million for Barbra Streisand. Dustin Hoffman negotiated a $7.5 million deal after reshoots were needed at the last minute and Jessica Alba's salaries is estimated at $3 million.
"The studio needed a hit, so the stars were able to hold them to ransom and command huge money. On top of this, De Niro takes extra cash because his company, Tribeca Productions, produced the movie," claims a source.
Another insider added:
"Universal decided on a reshoot at the last minute, and Hoffman's character was needed for some new scenes. They couldn't originally agree on terms with Hoffman, so for the reshoot he could basically name his price — which was $7.5 million for five days' work."
A source close to the film said, "It's taken in close to $105 million in the US and $72 million overseas. The projections are that it will be a $300 million movie, which is a huge success."
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