Chris Hemsworth’s Earnings Increased From Rs 1 Crore for Thor to Rs 150 Crore for Thor Love and Thunder!
When Chris Hemsworth was chosen to play Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he was a relatively unknown actor. He has appeared as the character in seven movies over the past ten years, including cameo roles.
In Taika Waititi’s upcoming fourth Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, he will now play the character for the ninth time.
Hemsworth’s contribution to the success of the series is recognized by Disney and Marvel, and the movie is predicted to be one of the biggest hits of the year.
Over the past ten years, the Thor series in particular has experienced significant ups and downs. Hemsworth has openly admitted that following the terrible experience of filming Thor: The Dark World, he was starting to lose enthusiasm in portraying the role.
Waiting, who revitalized the saga with Thor: Ragnarok, rekindled his passion in the character. Hemsworth’s most well-known role before taking the Thor role was perhaps his brief cameo as Captain Kirk’s tragic father in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek remake.
Later attempts to get him back to the series were unsuccessful, apparently because Chris Pine and Hemsworth both demanded higher pay.
And it makes sense because Chris Hemsworth has watched his star increase just like Pine has since making his Star Trek film debut as Captain Kirk.
According to a Variety article, the actor received $20 million (about Rs 150 crore at current exchange rates) for the film Love and Thunder, a sum that, over three decades after Jim Carrey first used it in the 1990s, continues to be the gold standard for movie actors.
According to the same Variety article, The Lost City and Bullet Train each brought in $20 million (before backend payments) for Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt, respectively.
Because streamers include backend earnings in their first offers, salaries for streaming projects are much greater. For the two Knives Out sequels, Daniel Craig is reportedly earning $100 million.
Despite the fact that Hemsworth’s $20 million paycheck for Love and Thunder may seem insignificant in comparison to Craig’s future profits or, for that matter, what Robert Downey Jr. used to get for playing Iron Man, the Australian actor has unquestionably advanced in the last ten years.
In 2011, he only earned $150,000 (just over Rs 1 crore at the time, current exchange rates). However, for Ragnarok, his pay was boosted to $15 million, bringing it more in line with that of his co-stars.
Additionally, he earned $15 million for both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. In 2017, Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige told Forbes, “We started saying that the character is the marquee name.
And I think that’s still true, but I think we’ve been incredibly happy and thankful that the actors who absorb these roles have now become them.
“It is pricey, but well worth the money. Hemsworth has made an effort to capitalize on his success as Thor by diversifying into other series.
This has occasionally worked and occasionally not. For instance, his Men in Black revival flopped on both the box office and with critics, while the action movie Extraction set new records for Netflix.
A follow-up is in the works. Hemsworth will also play the antagonist in George Miller’s Mad Max prequel Furiosa, which is now in production, and he will play the title role in a Hulk Hogan biopic.