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Tobey Maguire’s Salary For Spider-Man: Did He Earn More Than Tom Holland Who Was Initially “Underpaid” in Marvel?

Tobey Maguire's Salary For Spider-Man: Did He Earn More Than Tom Holland Who Was Initially "Underpaid" in Marvel?

Marvel’s loved superhero Spider-Man first arrived on the big screen in 2002 when director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire brought the webbed wall-crawler to life. After a widely successful trilogy, the character was then taken up by British star Andrew Garfield in the next two films The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man: No Way Home actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland

With the mammoth initiation of the 6-phase MCU filmography, Tom Holland entered the Spider-Man Universe as a fellow avenger, first appearing in Captain America: Civil War and then later in stand-alone MCU films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The 3 actors and their Spider-Man characters were united in iconic fashion by director Jon Watts in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Apart from the exciting prospect of a trio of Spider-Man actors sharing screen space, the film also generated talks on who stood to gain the most financially among the 3 stars.

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Tobey Maguire Took The Biggest Payday as Spider-Man

Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland all successfully essayed the role of Spider-Man in three different Marvel films. Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the trio uniting for an iconic collaboration and is expectedly the highest-grossing Spider-Man film of all time with a staggering total collection of $1.37 billion worldwide. Naturally, this meant that each star took home a hefty paycheck as well. But the intriguing statistic that is now being reported is that it is Tobey Maguire who was the top individual earner for the stand-alone films.

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man

According to initial rumors, Tobey Maguire earned $4 million for his work in the first Spider-Man movie. He received a huge pay increase for the sequel and earned a salary of $17.5 million. It was also reported that he earned 5 percent of the back-end gross. In surprising contrast, MCU’s Spider-Man Tom Holland had a significantly less payday. Holland who made his first appearance in the MCU in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War, earned around $250,000 for his work in that film. Following that, he reportedly took home $500,000 for his work in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Andrew Garfield did a little better than his counterpart in his first film with earnings of $500,000.

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Was Tom Holland Grossly Underpaid As Spider-Man?

Following a deep dive into the paychecks of every Spider-Man actor, a startling reveal indicated that Tobey Maguire is a higher-paid webbed superhero over Tom Holland. While it is still unclear if Holland’s total earnings supersede that of Maguire, the actor took home less than his predecessor when comparing their first individual appearances.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

The discrepancy in Tobey Maguire’s and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man salaries is also surprising considering the difference in the time period of their work. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man appeared 14 years after Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker by which time the economic impact of the MCU films saw stars like Robert Downey Jr. taking home staggering paychecks. Tom Holland’s seemingly meager earnings compared to Maguire’s payday 14 years ago indicates that the actor could have been underpaid in the franchise.

Also Read: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse International Trailer Confirms Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland Reunion After $1.9B No Way Home

Source: The News International

Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.