Bruce Willis is easily one of the biggest and one of the most successful actors in the Hollywood industry. With his action-packed movies and hardcore punch lines his every movie wins marvelous global ratings and is openly welcomed at the box office. For the last 4 decades, Willis has entertained us with his heroic roles but recently he has been diagnosed with aphasia which has now been worsened as he is currently suffering from frontotemporal dementia. Bruce Willis has shocked us quite numerous times as he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood during his prime, beating many other high-end actors like Tom Cruise.
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Bruce Willis Left Tom Cruise Behind With His $194 Million Fee
It is quite an inarguable fact that Bruce Willis was once one of the most sought actors in the industry, during his prime days in the 1990s and 2000s he was on a magic roll as he was making blockbusters after blockbusters. Any movie he touched was a box-office major, and taking up the opportunity, Bruce Willis became one of the best, most successful, and also the highest-paid actor at that time.
Bruce Willis’ The Sixth Sense is his most successful movie ever, be it critic ratings, fan reviews, or the box office haul, it was the best. For this movie, Willis was given an enormous fee of $14 million and from the movie, he earned another $100 million as revenue after its release. Released in 1999, it was one of the most sought-after movies and was also the most rented movie in the early 2000s.
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Tom Cruise was also one of the most prominent actors of that time along with Bruce Willis and he also had major box office successes with his titular spy movies. Tom Cruise was also paid very handsomely for his movies but comparing it to the Die Hard actor, the Mission: Impossible actor fell short on multiple occasions.
Cruise’s highest single pay amounted to $100 million which he managed to receive thrice, for 3 different movies but Willis was one step ahead as his highest pay was of $114 million for his movie, The Sixth Sense. Currently, due to the inflation of the dollar bill, Tom Cruise’s $100 million amounts to $164 million, and Willis’ $114 boosts to $194 million in today’s time.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Biggest Success: The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American scriptwriter who is famously known for his script known as The Sixth Sense which later when adapted into a movie was a major success. As per a report, Shyamalan was a very small writer trying to make his life a bit better with his scripts and also him acting as a director of a movie, Wide Awake, which majorly backfired on him as it could only collect $250 thousand at the box office with a budget of $6 million.
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Shyamalan received his big breakthrough when an executive at Disney took notice of his work, The Sixth Sense, and approached him to direct the movie and was also offered $3 million to work alongside him for the movie. Though there were some complications at the beginning, Shyamalan along with Spyglass teamed up to produce a blockbuster of a movie that was deemed – one of the best movies of all time.
The Sixth Sense was a major box office success as with an estimated budget of around $40 million, the movie amassed a total of more than $672 million worldwide. The movie also received multiple accolades such as the Critics Choice Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, Golden Screen Awards, and countless other nominations.
The Sixth Sense is available for streaming on Disney+
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