Everyone is well aware of the fact that Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame was an absolute hit and broke various records, including that of one of its very own (previous) films, Avengers: Infinity War. But the movie wasn’t the only thing that grossed exorbitant profits.
The cast of Avengers: Endgame managed to bag a rather hefty sum too. Well, some more than others, at that, especially the fan-favorite Iron Man. But either way, Marvel had definitely managed to win hearts all over the world with people absolutely losing it over the movie and their favorite superheroes in it.
Robert Downey Jr. earned an enormous profit after Endgame
It isn’t a surprise that all four Avengers movies enjoy a respectable place in the list of the top 15 highest-grossing films of all time. But Avengers: Endgame broke even that record as it moved to the very top, securing the second position in that list, thereby granting its star cast the opportunity to grab huge bonuses.
But even though all the lead actors managed to earn a whole lot of money through the movie, one particular actor was able to outgrow them all in terms of earnings, the one and only, Robert Downey Jr. And he was able to draw a base salary alone of about $75 million. Yup, you read that right.
The renowned actor who has played the character of Tony Stark in a plethora of Marvel movies and shows began his esteemed journey as Iron Man in 2008 after appearing in the movie of the same name.
At the very beginning of his career with Marvel Studios, Downey Jr. had been earning around $500k. And though that is certainly not a bad amount, by no means can it be compared to the profits the American actor made in the later stages of his career. He made an easy $80 million for the 2015 film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and received a monumental amount surpassing $75 million for his role in Endgame.
Iron Man earned way more than his co-stars in the film
Other superheroes like Captain American and the Hulk are definitely loved by fans beyond limits. But from the way, Iron Man brought it home, it was clear that there was a particular favorite in the midst.
Chris Evans earned a total of $20 million through his role in the 2019 movie, which was $5 million more than what he had been paid in Infinity War. And though Mark Ruffalo’s earnings hadn’t been made public information at that time, it was believed that he too had managed to bag around $15 million through Endgame.
But looking at Downey Jr.’s salary, it is conspicuous that he ended up claiming the title of the highest-paid actor out of the entirety of the Avengers cast. Throughout his career as the Marvel superhero, the actor pocketed more than $360 million. The man became practically untouchable, anyone with that kind of money would.