Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur who has net worth of $300 million. The actor’s rise to superstardom took place in 1976 with the box office success of Rocky, which grossed over $200 million worldwide and earned Stallone an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
The first film released by Stallone was Night Shift (1982), and it barely made an impact. However, it did establish Stallone’s style of direct and gritty filmmaking and character acting. The film was considered to be a modest success, but did not result in notable rewards for anyone involved in its production – especially Stallone, who didn’t even receive any award nominations. Thus, at that time, he earned only $500 per week; nowadays he can make that much money by just breathing in his sleep.
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Appearance in Other Box Office Hits
Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, and Rocky IV contributed to his estimated net worth of $400 million. Although he has not starred in movies as regularly since then, his four Rocky films have been so successful that he still earns millions of dollars per year from them. Most recently, he appeared in two Rocky spin-offs: Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018). Forbes estimates that these films helped him bring in an additional $15 million in 2016 and 2017. He is expected to earn a further $17 million from these films over 2018 and 2019.
Earnings from Rambo Movies
According to an estimate by Famous for Fame, Sylvester Stallone’s earnings from Rambo movies is about $2.5 billion, which is based on Hollywood’s pay structure of 1% of gross revenue and his payment as an actor from his movies and royalties of those movies. The first two Rambo movies didn’t perform well at Box Office, but they got decent response in coming days. His third movie Rambo: First Blood Part II earned over $200 million which gave him a good money source. He also had some other remarkable successes like Rocky IV, Rhinestone and Cobra.
Earnings from Rocky Films
Rocky grossed $225 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Stallone was paid a lump sum of $50,000 for writing and starring in it. Rocky II grossed $200 million, with a similar earnings structure for Stallone. Rocky III grossed $125 million; Rocky IV, $300 million; and Rocky V, around $100 million — all huge numbers in their day.
Earnings from other notable films including Oscar nominations.
Much of Sylvester Stallone’s net worth can be attributed to his film roles, in particular his role as Rocky Balboa in 1976. Despite being initially a huge box office flop, Rocky went on to become one of the highest grossing movies ever, creating an additional $300 million revenue from sequels and spinoffs. Stallone also starred in other popular films such as Rambo, Demolition Man and The Expendables series. In 2016 alone he earned around $60 million from his shares with Avi Lerner productions and 35% royalties from other products related to The Expendables series. The same year he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor award for reprising his role in Creed.
Earnings from Expendables Franchise
The Expendables franchise has made Sly a lot of money since he first appeared in The Expendables in 2010. He returned for The Expendables 2 in 2012, and then The Expendables 3 in 2014. All three films have been huge box office hits. With each film bringing in more than $200 million at box offices worldwide, they all qualified as blockbusters, even though they are R-rated films which target a somewhat limited audience. To date, these three films have brought him an estimated total of $50 million. While that’s nothing to sneeze at by any means, it’s not really enough to turn him into a billionaire either.
Total Net Worth
$400 Million Dollars (as of 2021) : Sly, who is famed for starring in action and drama films such as Rocky, Rambo and Cobra alongside an unforgettable career that began in 1969, has amassed a total net worth of $400 million.
Last Updated on December 22, 2021
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