The amount of money The Rock gets paid for a single movie is unheard of in today's movie business

Business Insider | 3/9/2018 | Jason Guerrasio
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Dwayne Johnson commands a payday that Hollywood hasn't seen in a long time.

For the upcoming movie, "Red Notice," Johnson is asking $22 million plus box-office profits.

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That steep figure hasn't been seen in the business since Will Smith, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts' heyday in the late 1990s.

With a string of box-office hits under his belt, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the biggest action stars working today — and it turns out he's commanding a paycheck that's on a level Hollywood hasn't seen in years.

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Whether it's being matched with his "family" in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, teaming with Kevin Hart, or going it alone, Johnson is box-office gold — and because of that, he now commands over $20 million a movie.

According to a term sheet of Johnson's that mirrored the final deal for the upcoming Universal movie "Red Notice" that The Wall Street Journal obtained, Johnson would earn $22 million to star in the movie, plus earn profits pending the movie's performance at the box office.

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The $22 million for Johnson is broken down to $21 million base pay and $1 million for Johnson's "social media support" towards the movie, according to the Journal.

In regards to any profits on the movie, the producers — Johnson is one of them — and director Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Central Intelligence" and upcoming Johnson movie "Skyscraper") will receive 50%. That 50% will be split up, with Johnson receiving 30%, Thurber receiving 10%, and the other producers on the movie getting...
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