TIL that instead of taking their usual salaries for ”Twins”, Schwarzenegger and DeVito both agreed with the studio to take 20% of the film’s box office returns which resulted in them receiving the biggest paychecks of their film careers ( movie made $216 million worldwide)

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That seems like a ridiculously high % to offer by the studio unless it was confident the movie would be a complete flop, in which case why even make it in the first place??


That would be $499.5 million worldwide today, and 20% of the gross would be $99.9 million in today’s dollars.


if this were true why does devito share a studio and bed with a roommate


Todd phillips did this for The Hangover. Because of the movie’s low budget, he forfeited his 6.5 mil directors fee in exchange for 16% of the gross. Which ended up being over 70 million. Talk about betting on yourself!


wait is that 20% each?? as in 40% of a films profits went to two people?