Date: 13th December 2000
WILL SMITH and TOMMY LEE JONES really are in the black - according to reports of their MEN IN BLACK 2 paydays. According to website INSIDE.COM, both stars have negotiated deals to receive a percentage of the film's profits up until it makes $200 million (£120 million) - one of the most profitable deals ever struck in Hollywood.
Smith has allegedly negotiated to receive a whopping 20-per-cent, while his co-star will pick up a more modest 12.5-per-cent. The movie's director, BARRY SONNENFELD, gets just ten.
Any other profits will head into SONY's pockets. The studio isstaking a massive amount on this movie, estimating MIB2 will need to pick up $400 million (£240 million) worldwide - just to break even. (NFA/WNWPO) (LE/WNV/RGS)