As per a media report, Arnold Schwarzenegger earned his biggest pay cheque for a flop superhero film and not The Terminator. Read on!
Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a name for himself not only as an actor, businessman and filmmaker but also as a politician who served as the governor of California for two consecutive terms (2003-2011). The 75-year-old actor has been part of several hit and well-known films like The Terminator films, Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Total Recall, Predator Twins, and more – but none were his highest-paying ones.
You read that right. As per a report, none of The Terminator films (created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd) gave Arnold his biggest paycheque. In fact, it was a flop superhero film that handed him his highest salary and helped him make history. Read on to know which film it was and how much he earned for the flick.
Talking about how Joel Schumacher’s flop film turned out to be the biggest payday in his career, the site quoted Arnold Schwarzenegger saying, “It was Batman & Robin where they gave me over $30 million. I became the highest-paid entertainer in the history of Hollywood.” Despite a stellar cast, the film failed to live up to the hype and currently has a 3.7/10 score on IMDb.
As per Wikipedia, the film was made on a budget of $125–160 million and earned around $238 million at the box office Despite it being a flop, Batman & Robin paid Arnie well, significantly contributing to his $450 million net worth. And he isn’t complaining about it!
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