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15 Actors That Made Big Bucks Starring In Box Office Flops

What’s worse than starring in a box office flop? Probably walking off with millions of dollars in your pockets. Here is a list of actors that made big bucks by starring in movies that bombed at the box office.


1. Julia Roberts shot her role for Mother’s Day in 4 days. The actress managed to make $4million dollars for her short appearance in this flop rom-com.

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2. Halle Berry earned a Rassie award for her role in Catwoman. Though the movie was a big flop on the box office, Berry made a stunning $14 million dollar paycheck out of it.

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3. Tom Cruise is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. He made $5million dollars for his supporting role in Rock Of Ages. The movie itself made $60million on a $75million dollar budget.

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4. Eddie Murphy starred in one of the biggest box office flops of all time, The Adventures OF Pluto Nash. Murphy made $17million for his part, though the movie only made $7million on a budget of $100million.

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5. George Clooney made a whooping $25million dollar for his role in Tomorrowland. The movie is one of the biggest flops by Disney.

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6. Sylvester Stallone was paid a $15million dollar salary for his role in the 2012 movie Bullet To The Head. The movie made $22million on the box office, just 7million more than Stallone’s paycheck.

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7. Steve Carell was paid $12million dollars for his role in Dinner for Schmucks. The movie flopped terribly at the box office, despite having some of the biggest names in comedy.

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8. Vin Diesel made $2.5million dollars for starring in A Man Apart. This 2003 box office flop action flick, made only $44million on a $36million budget.

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9. Robert Downey Jr. earned a hefty paycheck of $20million for his role in Dolittle 2020. The movie however was a disaster at the box office and made $245million on a $175million budget.

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10. Scarlet Johansson’s live-action Ghost in the Shell was a big flop at the box office. Though there was a lot of controversy surrounding her casting, she was paid $10million dollars for her role. (which is probably why she took it)


11. Made on a $120million budget, How Do You Know had a star-studded cast. The movie ended up making only $48million. Reese Witherspoon earned $15million for her part alone.

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12. Mark Wahlberg collected $5million for his role in All The Money In The World. The movie however only made $57million on a $50million budget.

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13. Angelina Jolie was paid $10million for her role in The Good Shepherd. Rober De Niro got a budget of $90million for his movie which barely made $100million.

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14. Mortdecai ended up making only $47million on a $60million budget. Johnny Depp, however, made $18million for his part in the movie.

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15. Arnold Schwarzenegger collected $25million dollar for his role in The 6th Day, more than 1/4th of the film’s budget. The movie managed to make $96million on a budget of $82million. 15 3

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Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.