Marvel movies have been dominating the box office for over a decade now, and with each new movie, the excitement and anticipation only seem to grow stronger. But while fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are eagerly awaiting the next big release, there is one thing that has always piqued their interest – how much money did the actors make?
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
It’s no secret that Robert Downey Jr. was one of the most popular actors in the MCU, with his portrayal of Tony Stark aka Iron Man being loved by fans worldwide. But did you know that he was also one of the highest-paid actors in the franchise? According to reports, Robert Downey Jr. made a whopping $75 million for his role in Avengers: Endgame alone!
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor has also been widely praised by both fans and critics alike. And while he may not have made as much as Robert Downey Jr., he still earned quite a hefty sum for his role in Avengers: Endgame. According to reports, Chris Hemsworth made around $15 million for his portrayal of Thor in the film.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson has been an integral part of the MCU since her debut as Black Widow back in 2010’s Iron Man 2. And while she may not have had her own standalone movie until recently, she still managed to make quite a bit of money from her appearances in other films. According to reports, Scarlett Johansson made around $20 million for her role in Avengers: Endgame.
Other notable mentions:
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman reportedly made around $2 million for his role in Black Panther.
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel: Brie Larson reportedly made around $5 million for her role in Captain Marvel.
Tom Holland as Spider-Man: Tom Holland reportedly made around $250,000 for his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The Bottom Line
It’s no secret that being a part of the MCU can be incredibly lucrative for actors. While some actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson have made tens of millions of dollars from their roles, others like Tom Holland and Chadwick Boseman have still managed to make quite a bit of money despite not being paid as much as their co-stars.
So, who made the most money in Marvel movies? It’s safe to say that Robert Downey Jr. takes the top spot with his $75 million payday for Avengers: Endgame. But with new movies and TV shows set to be released in the coming years, it will be interesting to see which actors will rise to the top of the earnings chart next.