The 'Harry Potter' franchise has earned Warner Bros. billions of dollars, so the salaries of the main cast are also believed to be quite significant. Now, thanks to some insider information, we can finally learn how much money Radcliffe and company earned for their turns as beloved wizard characters.
The figures are quite high, especially for young actors – not every Hollywood heavyweight gets that much money. Rupert Grint, famous for his role as Ron Weasley, made a staggering $4 million dollars co-starring in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', and for the conclusion of the saga his paycheck increased to $15 million. For each of two 'Deathly Hollows' parts. Wow.
Emma Watson's Hermione Granger, despite being much more popular character, earned exactly the same amount of money. It seems that wage equality was an important point for series' producers.
But, of course, no equality could be applied to Daniel Radcliffe – the main star of the franchise. His superb performance as the boy who lived made millions of fans visit theaters in search of the magic in their lives. For his very first film 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Radcliffe made $1 million, and his salary was increased for 'Order of Phoenix' reaching whopping $14 million. Should we talk about how much he earned for the two-part finale of the saga? Fine. $20 million. For each film. Are you happy now?
Jokes aside, that kind of money were obviously earned and well-deserved. Millions of children around the world followed young stars' every step, so big salary was a great reward for their acting achievements.