Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is among the highest-paid performers in Hollywood, which is no secret. But many people are unaware of the exact sum of money the Hollywood powerhouse is paid for his films.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 12, 2022
For instance, “Black Adam” and Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly gave Johnson a staggering film salary and contract that will eventually result in one of his career’s largest payouts. How much Johnson will make from his DCEU superhero debut is revealed in a recent story. Variety reports that The Rock will be paid $22.5 million for his work on Black Adam. According to the story, Johnson specifically requested that amount, and the studio complied.
In an extensive new report on stars’ salaries and earnings, Variety quotes a studio executive and source as saying, “Most artists aren’t worth what you pay them.” The executive remarked, “[Tom] Cruise and possibly Dwayne Johnson justify their pay.”
Johnson earns the most of his fellow DC actors thanks to his role as Black Adam. In Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Jason Momoa will make $15 million by playing the title character. Joaquin Phoenix, an Oscar winner, received a $20 million contract for Joker 2. Johnson’s $22.5 million pay for Black Adam isn’t final, though; he’ll get paid a few extra grand for producing the movie and more for using his social media to promote it.
DC paid Dwayne Johnson more than Will Smith
All of Dwayne Johnson’s followers are anticipating his upcoming movie, Black Adam. Black Adam, directed by Johnson, is being produced by DC Films as well as a few other production organizations. Now, DC Films has created several superhero action movies in addition to Black Adam. The DC Films production Suicide Squad, starring Will Smith, was released in 2016.
Fans have recently compared Smith’s Suicide Squad earnings with Johnson’s Black Adam earnings. While you might be aware of Will Smith’s salary from his part in the Suicide Squad movie, you might not be familiar with Dwayne Johnson’s salary from his part in Black Adam. Will Smith reportedly received $20 million for playing Deadshot in the Suicide Squad. This sum is marginally less than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam earnings.
Variety’s top-earning stars for 2022 include:
1⃣ Tom Cruise #TopGunMaverick $100m
2⃣ Will Smith #Emancipation $35m
3⃣ Leonardo DiCaprio #KillersOfTheFlowerMoon $30m & Brad Pitt forthcoming #FormulaOne drama — $30m
4⃣ Dwayne Johnson #BlackAdam $22.5m
5⃣ Will Ferrell #Spirited $20m
— Times Culture (@timesculture) July 21, 2022
For 2022, Variety published a list of the highest-paid celebrities. Fans there also learned how much The Rock was paid for playing Black Adam. The Rock received $22.5 million according to the list for Black Adam.