Apple TV+, other streaming services fork out big bucks for big names to appear in big films

A new feature in Variety has gone into the salaries some of the world’s biggest movie stars are earning for their most recent projects — and Apple is shelling out some serious bucks for big names to appear in its films. 

The article says Will Smith will earn $35 million for “Emancipation,” while Leonardo DiCaprio will get $30 million for Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Also at Apple, Brad Pitt gets $30 million for a currently untitled Joseph Kosinski-directed Formula One drama while both Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell will land $20 million each for the holiday comedy “Spirited”.

Apple isn’t alone in shelling out large sums of cash to big names. Netflix is also a big payer, paying $20 million to Chris Hemsworth for the “Extraction” sequel and $10 million to Millie Bobby Brown for the “Enola Holmes” sequel. The same goes for Sony with Tom Hardy and Denzel Washington poised to earn $20 million each for their participation in third entries in the “Venom” and “The Equalizer” franchises, respectively.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.