Margot Robbie’s Barbie payday is looking pretty dang good, and honestly, good for her. Variety reported Robbie is set to make $50 million in salary and box office bonuses, which isn’t even all that much when we take into account how much money the movie has made.
When movies make a lot of money, the talent in front and behind the camera should be the first to benefit from it, not the studios. It should be pretty obvious — and the whole thing benefits the studios as well, and ends up with happy creatives that want to continue making things.
Not sure the studios fully grasp that, and that’s why the WGA and SAG-AFTRA are on strike right now, but that’s neither here nor there.
Barbie has earned $526.3 million at the domestic box office so far and $657.6 million internationally. That’s $1.18 billion globally, and the number is likely to keep climbing since the movie is still in theaters.
The movie is now the second highest-grossing release in the history of Warner Bros., behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and also the highest-grossing ever for a female director.
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