When work started on The Hunger Games film, no one had a clue that the big-screen version of the young adult novel would turn out to be one of the biggest films of the year. Now that it is, series star Jennifer Lawrence is getting a big, fat raise for part two.
Lawrence was paid $500,000 for her turn as Katniss in the first film, a relatively low sum by Hollywood standards. Now that the franchise is one of the hottest in the world, that amount has multiplied—by 20, actually.
For returning in the upcoming Catching Fire, Lawrence will be paid a cool $10 million. Talk about a performance-based raise.
Though that seems like a pretty good paycheck (I know I wouldn't turn it down), it pales in comparison to some of the other major franchises out there. Twilight star Kristen Stewart made $20 million for her latest sparkly vampire movie, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe pulled in $33 million for the final entry in that franchise.
What do you think about the payscale for actors these days? Worth it for what they bring to a project, or out of hand?