Bruce Willis – $100 million (The Sixth Sense, 1999)
Bruce Willis took an upfront salary of $14 million for his role as Malcolm Crowe in the 1999 supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense. His deal, however, also included a portion of the movie’s box office returns and home video sales, bringing his paycheck from the film to a whopping $100 million.
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense stars Willis as a child psychologist whose patient (Haley Joel Osment) can talk to the dead. With a modest production budget of $40 million, the movie earned a total of $673 million at the worldwide box office.