25 of the biggest Hollywood paydays

Here are some of the largest paychecks earned by movie stars

Will Smith – $100 million (Men in Black 3, 2012)

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One of the biggest Hollywood paydays to date came in 2012 when Men in Black 3 grossed $624 million at the worldwide box office. Because Will Smith opted for performance-based pay for his role in the film, the actor ended up raking in over $100 million of the flick’s total ticket sales.

In Men in Black 3 Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement), an old enemy of Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), escapes from prison and travels back in time to kill the younger K (Josh Brolin) in order to allow his species, a ruthless alien race known as Boglodites, to attack Earth. This forces Agent J (Smith) to go back in time and team up with K’s younger self to save his partner and the world.