These Avengers Endgame Salaries Are Insane

By on May 15, 2019 in ArticlesEntertainment

In 2017,  Avengers Infinity War made $2 billion worldwide. Avengers: Endgame is expected to make the same – if not more – after all, it's only been out for less than two weeks and it has already grossed more than $1 billion. The film has brought in $1.034 billion as of May 7th. It brought in more than $427 million or 41.3% of the month of April's total box office grosses. That tops the $282.4 million or 27.5% of the month's overall box office that 2017's Infinity War brought in. With that kind of money coming in, surely the filmmakers can pay the stars well. Rest assured, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Evans bring home some of the biggest paychecks in Hollywood.

The billion-dollar-plus earnings for Marvel universe movies is a relatively new phenomenon. The franchise got its start back in 2008 with the first Iron Man movie. Back then, Robert Downey Jr. only made a fraction of what he does now. Downey Jr. just wasn't a bankable star then. He was a risk for the studio due to his history of drug abuse. Over the past decade plus, the stars of the franchise have more than proven they can attract audiences and bring in enormous box office numbers. That said, keep in mind that Marvel is notoriously cheap for its franchise's first movies and everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Scarlett Johansson to Chris Pratt and Brie Larson made high six to low seven figure salaries in their first MCU films. Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange salary is an exception to that rule.

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Below, we take a look at the original six Avengers and five Marvel superheroes who have their own movies and what they make.

Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man(2008): $500,000

Avengers: Endgame(2019): $50 million – $200 million

Net Worth: $300 million

Captain America – Chris Evans

Captain America: The First Avenger(2011): $1 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): $15 million

Net Worth: $50 million

Thor – Chris Hemsworth

Thor (2011): $150,000

Avengers: Endgame (2019):  $15 million

Net Worth: $90 million

Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson

Avengers: Endgame (2019): $15 million

Black Widow (2020/2021): $15 million

Net Worth: $140 million

Hawkeye – Jeremy Renner

The Avengers (2012): $2 million to $3 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): $15 million

Net Worth: $50 million

The Hulk – Mark Ruffalo

The Avengers (2012): $2 million – $3 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): $15 million

Net Worth: $30 million

Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther (2017): $2 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): Unknown

Net Worth: $8 million

Star-Lord – Chris Pratt

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): $1.5 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): Unknown

Net worth: $40 million

Captain Marvel – Brie Larson

Captain Marvel (2019): $5 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): Unknown

Net Worth: $10 million

Doctor Strange – Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange (2016): $6.4 million

Avengers: Endgame (2019): Unknown

Net Worth: $30 million

Spider-Man – Tom Holland

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): $500,000

Avengers: Endgame (2019): Unknown

Net Worth: $4 million

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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