1. Will Smith – Men in Black 3
Will Smith knew fine well that without him there was no Men in Black franchise, something that the dismal performance of recent spinoff International proved, and as a result he negotiated an eye-watering deal for the third installment.
As well as his typical salary, which is generally in the $20 million range, the former Fresh Prince secured a huge slice of the revenue generated by MiB III, which went on to earn $624 million at the box office.
As a result, Smith is estimated to have walked away with $100 million for his efforts, which makes him the single highest-paid actor to have ever starred in a comic book blockbuster.