Deadpool has already made more than $500 million globally, and it's only been two weeks since it hit theaters. 20th Century Fox is probably celebrating nonstop, seeing as the film only cost $58 million to make. Now the next step is figuring out how to divvy up that dosh.
Ryan Reynolds is said to have been paid a total of $2 million upfront for his dual roles as actor and producer, and he is apparently the only actor in the film eligible for box office bonuses and backend compensation.
He is expected to make more than $10 million, but could possibly rake in more if the film ends up taking $800 million in global sales. Many didn't expected Reynolds to bounce back after both Green Lantern and R.I.P.D were complete flops, but he's already signed on for the Deadpool sequel.
First-time director Tim Miller, on the other hand, was only paid $250,000 upfront, which is a pretty standard studio fee for a newcomer. Miller can expect to make up to $500,000 for his next studio film. More bonuses are also expected to be given to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
While Reynolds, Reese and Wernick are already working on the sequel, Miller is yet to have a deal in place for his return. While this creative team worked so well together, Fox will have to really pull through to keep it intact.
Just to give you a little comparison, let's see just how well other Marvel films have done in the past.
1. 'The Avengers'
Total gross: $1,518,594,910
2. 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
Total gross: $1,398,858,115
3. 'Iron Man'
Total gross: $1,215,439,994
I'd say the creative team behind Deadpool has a lot to look forward to as numbers continue to skyrocket.
I may have just seen the movie last week, but I have to admit I'm already craving a Deadpool 2. With a bigger budget, I'm expecting some larger-than-life stunts, explosions and battles.
And hopefully more of Ryan Reynolds naked.