Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Salaries, Revealed

by Jeremy Spirogis
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are teaming up once more. Nearly 17 years following the launch of the final film within the Bad Boys franchise, the 2 stars will reprise their particular functions as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Bennett in Bad Boys For Life. The brand-new film strikes theaters January 17, 2020. 

‘Bad Boys For Life’ has been around the works well with many years

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Talk of a 3rd Bad Boys film is swirling for more than 10 years. The film has been around development since at the very least 2008, in accordance with CinemaBlend, however the task ended up being stalled for decades until manufacturing eventually started in 2019. The first Bad Boys was introduced in 1995, and a sequel, Bad Boys II, followed in 2003. 

The longer the task gestated, the greater the objectives became.

“If we’re likely to make another Bad Boys after 15 many years, it’s got become next-level great,” Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch informed Variety in 2018. 

Martin Lawrence gained $6 million for ‘Bad Boys For Life’ 

Lawrence initially denied reports that he’d be returning for a Bad Boys sequel. The entire Bad Boys — there’s no Bad Boys taking place. There’s no Bad Boys,” the comedian told Page Six in 2017. But fundamentally, he finalized on — and got compensated with a hefty income. 

The 54-year-old star attained $6 million for Bad Boys for Life, according to Variety. In recent many years, he’s appeared in films like The Beach Bum and the short-lived 2014 FX sitcom Partners. He features an estimated web worth of $110 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. 

Will Smith ended up being compensated $17 million for the movie 

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys for Life | Photo Credit: Kyle Kaplan; © 2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Smith ended up being compensated somewhat more than Lawrence for Bad Boys For Life. Variety pegged their wage when it comes to movie at $17 million, making him among the highest-paid celebrities of 2019. He features a net well worth of $50 million.

Smith’s Bad Boys For Life salary topped the $12-$14 million Tom Cruise generated for Top Gun: Maverick but place him behind Robert Downey Jr., just who attained $20 million for the future Dolittle, and Dwayne Johnson, just who additionally attained $20 million for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Smith regularly commands massive paydays for their operate in films, despite some present box-office duds like 2019’s Gemini Man and 2016’s Collateral Beauty. But his Netflix original film Bright (which is why he attained $27 million) ended up being a winner. For Disney’s Aladdin he gained $12.5 million upfront, plus backend, based on the Hollywood Reporter. That movie earned a lot more than $1 billion in the box-office. He will make $20 million for playing the daddy of Venus and Serena Williams within the future film King Richard, due out in November 2020

‘Bad Boys For Life’ box-office predictions 

Smith is originating from the unsatisfactory Gemini Man, which earned just $166 million in the worldwide box-office, despite costing $140 million to make (plus $100 million to promote). Hopes are large that Bad Boys For Life does a far better job of linking with viewers. Box Office Pro predicts that it’ll make $24 to $34 million with its starting weekend, with regards to would be contending with Dolittle.

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