Before the first film shot even a roll of footage, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and most of the cast signed on to a 4 film deal taking them all the way through to the end of the franchise. These original negotiations of course took place before Lionsgate knew the full power of this series at the box office. With such a huge success behind them, we are very happy to hear that re-negotiations have taken place to make sure the films major stars see a benefit from their hard work as the films continue.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence is in the final stages of her negotiations, with reports that she could be paid in the 10 million dollar range. This figure is a combination of salary, bonuses and escalators. Basically depending on the box-office performance of the film, she could earn even more. Her original deal had her being paid 500,000 plus bonuses for The Hunger Games, so this is a huge step up.
THR also reports that Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth have also completed their own renegotiation for salary but not to the same level as Jennifer’s.
Considering the 683.7 million worldwide haul for The Hunger Games, and the chances for Catching Fire to go even higher, we’d say a raise is definitely in order!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter