Robert Downey Jr’s salaries through the Marvel Cinematic Universe have brought him closer to his film character of Tony Stark as digits are revealed.
The Marvel actor earned a massive amount during his time as Iron Man, but this did not start off as such.
Marvel took a massive chance with Downey due to his substance addiction and a 180 day jail sentence, with his first film paying the actor $2.5 million.
The first Iron Man film was even expected to flop, but instead it led to the creation of one of the biggest franchises of all time. For the first Avengers film, Downey would earn $50 million.
He would later become the highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2013 after taking a big percentage of the film’s $1 billion box office profits.
He made $75 million annually after the success of Iron Man 3 and then $33 million in 2016 as the face of the MCU. However, Downey earned a whopping $81 million as Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War sold cinema tickets.
The actor’s base salary increase with Endgame rocketed to $20 million as well as another $55 million in ticket sales. This brings it up to around $435 million through the MCU.