Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Then & Now-- Part 6: The Blockbusters

Hollywood loves its "big" movies, especially when they provide big returns at the box office.  Here's what a "big" paycheck looked like then-- and now.

THEN

"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939)

Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) $117,917 ($2,066,542 today)
Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)  $30,851  ($540,676 today)


NOW

"CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)

Robert Downey, Jr received $40 million

THE LOWDOWN

Actors who made less than you might think.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY:  "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013)  received $200,000.

SEAN ASTIN:  "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)  $250,000 for three films.

--Cooter

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