25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays

Here are some of the largest paychecks earned by movie stars

Daniel Craig – $50 million each (Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3)

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After the successful theatrical release of 2019’s mystery film Knives Out, Netflix immediately bought the distribution rights for the movie’s two planned sequels in a deal worth $469 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, franchise star Daniel Craig could earn “upward of $100 million” for the sequels, which is one of the biggest Hollywood paydays to date, especially for two movies that have yet to begin production.

Directed by Rian Johnson and released by Lionsgate, Knives Out grossed $312 million at the worldwide box office against a production budget of just $40 million.