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'Avengers: Endgame' star Robert Downey Jr. earned a lot of money for his role

'Endgame' made more than $700 million in profit from the box office so far.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) appear in "Avengers: Endgame."
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) appear in "Avengers: Endgame."
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SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Downey Jr. may have completed his Marvel Cinematic Universe run with “Avengers: Endgame,” but he definitely secured the bag while doing it.

Forbes reports that Downey made close to $75 million from “Avengers: Endgame” alone thanks to a $20 million salary and his 8% cut in back-end points, which is about $55 million for “Endgame.”

“Endgame” made more than $700 million in profit from its box office so far.

Bigger picture: The “Endgame” cast have a large command over the box office right now. In fact, the crew — including Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Downey — earned $340 million in 2018 alone.

  • “Celebrities such as Downey and Johansson currently have extreme leverage to demand enormous compensation packages from studios investing hundreds of millions of dollars in making tent-pole films, such as The Avengers series," David Chidekel of Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae, told Forbes.

Here is a breakdown of how much each of the actors made last year:

  • Hemsworth — $76.4 million
  • Downey — $66 million
  • Cooper — $57 million
  • Johansson — $56 million
  • Chris Evans — $43.5 million
  • Paul Rudd — $41 million

Flashback: Downey reportedly earned at least $75 million for his work in “Avengers: Infinity War,” too, according to The Hollywood Reporter.