Michael Bay's earnings for 2007 Transformers reported
Monday, June 15th, 2009 5:22PM CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Digital Media News
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Posted by First Gen on June 15th, 2009 @ 5:28pm CDT
Posted by Shadowman on June 15th, 2009 @ 5:58pm CDT
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on June 15th, 2009 @ 6:22pm CDT
Posted by Bouncy X on June 15th, 2009 @ 6:58pm CDT
wow...i figured he got at least 1-3 million. i realize he wasn't as big a name before that came out but considering the type of movie, its budget and he was the star...yeah i thought he got more.
i'm sure his pay for the sequel was raised significantly though.
but yeah what Bay did was smart, if i'm correct Spielberg does the same for all of his directed movies. we all know Lucas did similar back in 1977 which paid off well i think. lol
Posted by Robinson on June 15th, 2009 @ 7:13pm CDT
He is just that awesome.
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2009 @ 8:51pm CDT
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on June 15th, 2009 @ 8:55pm CDT
This just goes to show how ridiculous earnings have become for the bigshots. I hope he's spends his earnings responsibly.
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 15th, 2009 @ 8:59pm CDT
Shadowman wrote:This isn't entirely new. For Animal House, Donald Sutherland was offered either $50,000 or a percentage of the movie's profits, I think 15% or so. $50,000 is a shitload in 1970s money, and Animal House wasn't expected to pull in a whole lot, so he took the safe bet. Had he taken the percentage of the profit, he'd have made several million.
Yeah, he blew that one. John Travolta decided to just take a cut of the album/soundtrack sales in lieu of payment for Grease. Needless to say, even though he didn't work much in the 80's, he raked in enough cash to buy his own jet-the big kind. He's still making money on that deal today.
As for Bay, love'em or hate him, he made a great deal.
Posted by Shadowman on June 15th, 2009 @ 9:06pm CDT
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:Michael Bay isn't worth $75 million.
Considering it's a percentage of a movie he made, I think it means he actually IS worth $75 million.
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:This just goes to show how ridiculous earnings have become for the bigshots. I hope he's spends his earnings responsibly.
Correction, it's how ridiculous earnings have become for movies. His paycheck is based directly off of the movie's earnings.
Posted by Robinson on June 15th, 2009 @ 9:09pm CDT
Shadowman wrote:Considering it's a percentage of a movie he made, I think it means he actually IS worth $75 million.BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:Michael Bay isn't worth $75 million.
Thats what I was gonna say.
Like it or not he knew this movie would be big and worked his deal accordingly.
Hate him or love him, he is a business man and knows when to strike.
Posted by Prime Riblet on June 15th, 2009 @ 9:17pm CDT
Posted by Solrac333 on June 15th, 2009 @ 9:19pm CDT
Posted by nemesis-prime on June 16th, 2009 @ 12:38am CDT
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 16th, 2009 @ 1:33am CDT
Prime Riblet wrote:Whether people love his movies or hate them, noone can dispute his intelligence. Michael Bay is a smart man and knows how to cut a good business deal.
Absolutely right. Also, I just finally watched the first film with his commentary, and he is actually a cool guy. He seemed to be a douchebag on the extra featurettes but he was pretty cool on the commentary.