Downey Jr's pay blows away the other "Avengers" stars' paychecks. It was said that Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will all bag an estimated USD 2 million to USD 3 million from the movie.
As for Samuel L Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, who signed agreements to appear in several Marvel films, are reported to be collecting twice of that. Downey Jr got the high wage because his reps had renegotiated a deal to include what is said to be "a slice of Marvel's revenue from the future movies in which he plays Iron Man."
The deal was sealed when the first armored hero movie surprisingly scored a massive USD 585 million worldwide in 2008. "The Avengers" has surpassed its USD 1 billion mark in less than 20 days.