Margot Robbie will be laughing all the way to the bank when Barbie mania wraps up.
Not only did the Australian actor star in the movie, she produced it through her production company LuckyChap Entertainment.
What she’ll walk away with is a combination of her salary for the film as well as bonuses related to the box office.
Crazy when you think about it, as Margot Robbie claims she wasn’t even first choice to play the lead role.
Robbie recently told Vogue that both she and director Greta Gerwig initially wanted Gal Gadot for the role but scheduling conflicts got in the way.
Speaking of Gerwig, the director is also set for a humungous payday when the film eventually finishes its theatrical run.
And rightly so, as Barbie’s become the highest-grossing film ever directed by a female.
It did so by knocking Frozen II director Jennifer Lee off the top spot.
Not only that, but it’s become Warner Bros’ second-highest grossing film after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
The film’s already made nearly $1.2 billion from cinemas around the world.
So it probably comes as little surprise that Margot Robbie is expected to earn a staggering $50 million, including bonuses, for her role in the film.
It’s likely to continue racking in the money as people keep flocking to theaters, too.
That’s if they’re allowed to go and see it, as the movie’s been banned in several countries.
Kuwait has removed it from cinemas to protect “public ethics” because the movie “promulgates ideas and beliefs that are alien to Kuwaiti society and public order”.
A very specific detail in one scene has caused Vietnam to pull it from cinemas, too.
In the background of the scene there’s a child-like drawing of a map with a depiction of a Nine Dash Line, which is used on Chinese maps to show the territory it claims in the South China Sea.
And it could soon be banned in Lebannon, too, as authorities there have issued a call for it to be removed.
They fear it “promotes homosexuality and transsexuality… supports rejecting a father’s guardianship, undermines and ridicules the role of the mother, and questions the necessity of marriage and having a family”.