Robert Downey Jr. Earned $50Million For The Avengers
Actor tells GQ he got the huge sum for being 'a strategic cost'...
The Hollywood Reporter first claimed the actor could be paid the huge sum following the film's release, taking into account revenue from the box office and his contract with Marvel Studios.
When asked by GQ magazine if the $50 million figure was accurate, Downey Jr - who plays Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man - revealed: "Yeah. Isn't that crazy?
"They're so p*ssed, I can't believe it. I'm what's known as 'a strategic cost'."
The Avengers - which picked up the Movie of the Year accolade at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (April 14) - is currently the third highest-grossing flick of all time, making a cool $1.5 billion worldwide.
Downey Jr returns to the big screen in Iron Man 3 on April 26.