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Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers Payoff May Rocket To $50 Million!

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Dayuuuuum, Robbie! That is one AMIABLE salary!

Now that The Avengers has already surpassed the coveted $1 Billion box-office sales mark, Robert Downey Jr.’s ultimate paycheck from the film could reach $50 million!

And yet every other star - even big names Samuel L. Jackson & Scarlett Johansson - will only make about $2 - $6 million!

Mere pennies.

So why the mega $$$ for Tony Stark??

Apparently, after Iron Man’s surprise success back in 2008, Rob and his agent/lawyer team assembled and twerked his contract with Marvel so that Robert would have a stake in the earnings of any future film in which he portrays Tony Stark.

His cut is rumored to be in the 5-7% range. And with MORE Iron Man/Avengers flicks heading into production, well… let's just say he can Scrooge McDuck the HELL out of that shi*!

Savvy negotians, Robert! Way to ensure your eternal wealth… maybe you can build yourself a REAL Iron Man costume with all the mulah!

[Image via WENN.]

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2 comments to “Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers Payoff May Rocket To $50 Million!”



  1. 1

    hes so adorable!!!!

  2. LISA says – reply to this


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    Would The Avengers be the hit that it is now if RDJ hadn't laid the foundations through both the Iron Man movies? He is definitely worth every cent of that $50 Million. Pay the man, I say, and pronto! I refuse to even think of anyone else as Iron Man, and he was half the reason I went to see Avengers!