We don't usually report on actor's salaries here at CraveOnline. Generally speaking, we'd rather cover news that has a direct impact on you, the viewer, rather than industry types. But we just couldn't resist this time: a recent news story from Hollywood Reporter has provided the estimated salaries for the entire returning cast of American Reunion, and the information says a lot about each actor's standing in Hollywood, and their perceived importance to the franchise. A few of the stars are getting multimillion dollar paydays and most of the others are getting a fair, relatively equal amount. And then there's Tara Reid…
Jason Biggs: $5 million
Seann William Scott: $5 million
Alyson Hannigan: $3 million
Eugene Levy: $3 million
Everyone Else: Between $500,000 to $750,000
Tara Reid: $250,000
That's not including potential bonuses based on American Reunion's box office take, and the percentages of the gross that have been promised to both Biggs and Scott. If true – and a studio representative reportedly calls these figures "inaccurate" but declined to elaborate on that statement – it's hard not to feel a little bad for Tara Reid. $250,000 is still a lot of money (we certainly wouldn't turn it down), but this is probably why so many businesses forbid their employees from discussing their salaries. What a downer.
It also says a lot about Jason Biggs, who never really broke out in Hollywood beyond the American Pie movies, but is obviously considered an intrinsic part of their success, and Chris Klein, who briefly did break out in Hollywood but whose celebrity has obviously waned quite a bit.
Anyway, not the kind of thing we usually cover, but a particularly interesting bit of salary news in this case. We hope you find it as illuminated as we did.
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