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Will Smith’s Astonishing Salary Raise From The First Men In Black Film To The Last Will Leave You Envious

Will Smith's Men In Black Salary Added An Impressive Amount To His Splendid Fortune
How Much Did Will Smith Make From His Men in Black Franchise? (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Will Smith is one of the A-list Hollywood stars whose reputation took a massive hit after the 2022 Oscar fiasco. He got banned by the Academy for slapping comedian Chris Rock, and it is one of the most controversial things ever during the Oscars ceremony. Besides that, Will is a brilliant actor who has made many fantastic films to his credit. Smith is among the highest-paid actors, and his fee from the Men in Black franchise proves that. Keep scrolling for more.

Will is not just an efficient actor but also a good musician who has won more than one Grammy Award. He started his journey in acting with the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Smith is almost always in the news for his movies, his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s shocking claims, or other controversies. Meanwhile, speaking of MIB, the actor appeared in the first film in 1997; the last came out over a decade later, in 2012.

One of Will Smith’s highest paychecks came from the Men in Black franchise. The film franchise revolves around Will’s character Jay and Tommy Lee Jones’ Kay and their work in the unofficial government agency. They are the Men in Black providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. They protect the planet from intergalactic terrorists and other threats. The first MIB film, as mentioned above, came out in 1997, followed by its sequel in 2002, and the threequel was released a decade later.

How much did Will Smith make from Men in Black?

As Screenarant via AS, Will Smith made an average of $41.6 million from the MIB franchise. His salary grew drastically by the last film. As per the report, Will took home $5 million for Men in black I, but his popularity had increased exponentially by the second film. Hence, he earned a modest 10% profit on MIB II’s box office. Smith received a check of $20 million for the second film, and adding the profits to it, the number increased to $64.1 million.

With Men in Black 3, Will Smith received a paycheck of $100 million. His basic salary was $20 million, but he was paid a percentage of the threequel’s gross, resulting in the mentioned pay.

Men in Black Box Office Earnings (worldwide) –

  • Men in Black I (1997)- $589.39 million
  • Men in Black II (2002) – $445.13 million
  • Men in Black 3 (2012) – $654.21 million

The Men in Black movies, led by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, are available on Amazon Prime for rent.

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