Home Alone Star Macaulay Culkin Became Filthy Rich after Starring in a $76M Critical Disaster

Macaulay Culkin basically lived out the Richie Rich lifestyle for real, bringing that same rich-kid charm both on and off the screen!

Home Alone Star Macaulay Culkin Became Filthy Rich after Starring in a $76M Critical Disaster

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  • Macaulay Culkin became Hollywood royalty at a young age and inherited considerable wealth from the success of the Home Alone movies.
  • He received a heavy paycheck for the movie Richie Rich, which turned out to be a critical disaster despite him being one of the highest-paid child actors in Hollywood at that time.
  • Catherine O'Hara, Culkin's on-screen mother, recently bestowed him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and praised his perfect performance as Kevin McAllister.
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Holiday seasons are just around the corner, and with that comes Macaulay Culkin yet again on every household’s television screen. The Home Alone star became Hollywood royalty at a very young age and, as a result, amassed considerable wealth. While he inherited a significant amount from the success of the Home Alone movies, he also received a very heavy paycheck for the movie Richie Rich, which unfortunately turned out to be a critical disaster.

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Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

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How Much Did Macaulay Culkin Make In Richie Rich?

Celebrity Net Worth reports that the star, Macaulay Culkin who was only around 12-13 during the making of the 1994 movie Richie Rich, received an $8 million paycheck, making him one of the highest-paid child actors in Hollywood at that time.

Not only that, before stepping into the shoes of Richie Rich, this actor had already secured impressive paychecks of $110,000 and $4.5 million for his performances in the first and second installments of Home Alone. It almost felt like the actor was the real-life Riche Rich!

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Macaulay Culkin in Richie Rich
Macaulay Culkin in Richie Rich

However, despite receiving a substantial paycheck, Macaulay Culkin’s movie failed to captivate audiences, being labeled one of the poorest adaptations of the beloved cartoon featuring the silver spoon-fed kid.

Presently valued at around $18 million, his net worth continues to stand strong, and his iconic status remains unwavering, especially during the Holiday season. While he now indulges himself more in off-screen work, he hasn’t completely abandoned his acting career as well, still embracing roles on occasion.

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Macaulay Culkin Reunites With His Home Alone Mother Catherine O’Hara After Years!

Macaulay Culkin was very recently bestowed with a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame, and none other than his on-screen mother Catherine O’Hara brought the house down with her heartfelt speech. As reported by CNN, she said,

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“It is Macaulay’s perfect performance as Kevin McAllister that gave us that little everyboy on an extraordinary adventure I know you worked really hard,–but you made acting look like the most natural thing in the world to do. It’s a sign of intelligence in a child, and a key to surviving life at any age,”

She further continued,

“From what I see, you have brought that sense of sweet, yet twisted, yet totally relatable sense of humor to everything that you have chosen to do since ‘Home Alone’.Thank you for including me, your fake mom who left you home alone not once, but twice, to share in this happy occasion,–I’m so proud of you.”

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Catherine O’Hara and Macaulay Culkin in the Home Alone franchise

Their joint public appearance after several years was truly an emotional moment, bringing tears to the eyes of both their fans and the stars themselves. It was just the heartwarming reunion everybody needed!

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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.