Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie ‘Hook’. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues.

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Spielberg, Williams, and Hoffman did not take salaries for the film. Their deal called for them to split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues. They were to receive $20 million from the first $50 million in gross theatrical film rentals, with TriStar keeping the next $70 million in rentals before the three resumed receiving their percentage. The film was released in North America on December 11, 1991, earning $13.5 million in its opening weekend. It went on to gross $119.7 million in North America and $181.2 million in foreign countries, accumulating a worldwide total of $300.9 million. It is the sixth-highest-grossing “pirate-themed” film, behind all five films in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. In North Ame… Continue Reading (4 minute read)

4 thoughts on “Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie ‘Hook’. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures’ gross revenues.”

  1. Popular-Uprising-

    40% of 230 million is $92 million. If it was evenly split, that’s $30.67 million each. Significantly more than top actors and directors at the time. More than top actors and directors make today.

  2. Trghpy00

    3 rich people didn’t take a salary and just profited off the profits.

  3. Typical_Samaritan

    You’re not taking a salary?

    DON’T TRY TO SOTP ME, SMEE. DON’T YOU DARE TRY TO STOP ME!

  4. muscravageur

    TIL: Hook made money.

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