To date, Maguire is the highest-paid Spider-Man actor. He was paid $4 million for portraying Peter Parker in “Spider-Man 1,” which earned $820 million at the box office. He then negotiated a salary of $17.5 million and 5% of the film’s box office gross for the 2004 sequel, “Spider-Man 2,” which raked in $784 million, according to International Business Times.
That indeed is a big sum but fans couldn’t help but wonder in such a case where each has carved a name for themselves who might have earned more? The actor-producer received $15 million for “Spider-Man 3,” but his earnings are way higher because he also received 7.5% of the film’s gross. The 2007 film grossed a whopping $890 million, making it the most successful film in the series.
The success of his films made Maguire one of the highest-paid actors in the world in the 2000s, with his single-movie paychecks routinely topping $15 million. Holland only got $250,000 for his first film as Spider-Man, but his paycheck is getting bigger and bigger with each major release of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Spider-Man films.
His standalone film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” earned $880 million. The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star reportedly earned a $500,000 base salary for the 2017 film. However, his pay was projected to be as much as $1.5 million due to contractual bonuses.
The 25-year-old actor’s standard base salary for a single-film appearance to date is $4-$5 million. The financial success Holland has achieved for being Spider-Man has yet to end since he is expected to receive a hefty paycheck for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Meanwhile, Garfield, who portrayed the iconic superhero in the 2012 “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the 2014 “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” also got huge paychecks for his two Spider-Man films. He was reportedly paid $500,000 for the first film, which brought in a worldwide gross of $757.9 million, and $1 million for the second film, which made $709 million worldwide.