Robert Downey Jr.’s Staggering ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Payday Finally Confirmed

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After enjoying Iron Man for over a decade, Robert Downey Jr. left the Marvel Cinematic Universe on a excessive word in Avengers: Endgame. Downey was one in every of Marvel’s main faces within the first three phases of the MCU, and the actor walked away from Disney with a really giant fortune. With Endgame making billions on the field workplace, Downey’s payday from the record-breaking movie has lastly been confirmed.

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Robert Downey Jr. with Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

How a lot did Disney make on ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

Endgame shattered data in its opening weekend and went
on to beat James Cameron’s Avatar because the highest-grossing movie within the
historical past of cinema (not adjusting for inflation). When the film left theaters,
it had made a staggering $2.797 billion on the field workplace, topping Avatar’s
earlier file of $2.790.

When it involves earnings, We
Got This Covered
stories that Disney earned shut to 1 billion
{dollars}. The studio earned $890 million in earnings, with the entire together with
changes for solid salaries, manufacturing, and promotional bills.

For comparability, Joker was extremely worthwhile for DC after raking in $1 billion in theaters in opposition to a funds of between $55 and $70 million. But the Todd Phillips directed film fell behind two different Disney movies in complete earnings — The Lion King and Frozen 2 — making it the fourth highest-earner in 2019.

The success of Endgame all however ensures that Marvel will
transfer ahead with one other Avengers film. The studio has but to disclose
when that challenge will get underway, although it appears to be like like followers should
wait past Phase four for the following huge crossover.

How a lot did Robert Downey Jr. make from ‘Endgame’?

As far as Downey’s wage is anxious, the actor earned extra
than any of his co-stars. According to Comic
Book Movie
, Disney paid Downey $20 million to star within the movie, plus
a share of the earnings. With Endgame making $890 million, Downey
made a further $55 million.

In complete, Robert Downey Jr. walked away with $75 million, a major increase in his wage for the reason that first Iron Man film. Back in 2008, Downey agreed to a $500,000 wage to painting Tony Stark within the movie. Terrance Howard, who performed War Machine, was the highest-paid solid member in that challenge.

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Although Downey’s time within the MCU will come to an finish in Black
, there was loads of discuss him reprising the position within the
present timeline. Downey has been adamant about retiring from the MCU, however
making that type of cash might persuade him in any other case.

It is unclear how a lot Robert Downey Jr. will seem in Black Widow however his involvement is anticipated to be minimal. The film is ready between the occasions in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, which explains why we’ll see Tony in motion as soon as extra time.

Marvel nearly mentioned no to Downey

While Downey’s involvement within the MCU has been extremely worthwhile, there was a time when Marvel president Kevin Feige nearly handed on Downey as a result of the transfer was very dangerous. According to Hindustan Times, Feige admitted in 2019 that casting Downey was both going to be an enormous success or a “dumpster fire.”

“Literally, the primary determination I made and was allowed to
make and allowed to attempt to pursue as president of Marvel Studios was casting
Robert Downey Jr. and it felt enjoyable to try this as a result of we knew it’d both be nice or the most important
dumpster fireplace ever,” Feige shared. “There’s little or no wiggle room. It ended
up being nice and I’ve
all the time mentioned ‘No RDJ, no MCU.’”

Robert Downey Jr. skilled a number of drug-related scandals within the early 2000s and lots of studios had been hesitant to solid him for main tasks. Marvel took a giant danger bringing Downey on board, particularly contemplating how the studio had long-term plans for his character.

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The casting, after all, was massively worthwhile for all of the
events concerned. Over the course of his profession within the MCU, Downey has performed
Tony in 9 completely different films. His upcoming look in Black Widow will
mark his 10th look.

Marvel initially scheduled Black Widow to premiere in theaters in May, however because of the coronavirus pandemic, the studio pushed again the movie to open in November. All of Marvel’s future tasks have additionally witnessed related delays.

Robert Downey Jr. has not commented on the stories surrounding his wage or potential comeback to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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