Actress to receive mega payday for sci-fi film
Sandra Bullock will receive more than $70 million (£42 million) for her leading role in Gravity, according to reports.
The Hollywood Reporter has details of Bullock’s deal for starring in the film, and claims that in addition to netting an initial $20 million fee, she will also take 15 per cent of Warner Bros’ box office earnings as well as a percentage of the picture’s DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and TV revenues.
Gravity, which co-starred George Clooney and was directed by director Alfonso Cuarón, opened in cinemas last year. The sci-fi film has been both a critical and commercial success, and broke US box office records after raking in an estimated $55.6 million (£34.6 million) in its opening weekend. It is now estimated that it has made more than $700 million in worldwide box office takings since its release.
Gravity has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards at this year’s Oscars, including Best Film and Best Director. The film collected six gongs at the Bafta Awards earlier this year, with Cuarón winning Best Director.