25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays

Here are some of the largest paychecks earned by movie stars

Dwayne Johnson – $50 million (Red One, 2023)

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is getting paid $50 million for Amazon’s holiday-themed action-adventure movie Red One, which is currently scheduled for a 2023 holiday premiere. Johnson’s compensation for the film reportedly includes a back-end buyout for the streaming movie.

Chris Morgan will write the screenplay and produce for the movie, with Amazon planning to exploit the property across multiple ancillaries in addition to being a tentpole film. In addition to starring in the movie, Johnson is also executive producing the project, alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions.