how much money does a top film director make?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends on the deal the director's agent negotiates for them, which is to say that there's no fixed limit. There's a minimum amount if you're a member of the Director's Guild and are working on a guild-signatory production, but the highest paid directors can make millions per film. 

    There are also some directors whose deals see them receiving no direct pay up front, and they're instead paid percentages of the movie's net profit. Depending on the percentage negotiated and how successful the film is, the director could see very little (if the movie bombs)  or tens of millions (if it's a smash).

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    In May 2011, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average film director earns an average of $92,220 per year, $44.34 per hour.

    The bottom 10 percent earned an average of $32,010 annually.

    The top 10 percent earned in excess of $187,199 per year.

    Steven Spielberg — Total gross: $4.445 billion.Michael Bay — Total gross: $2.325 billion. ...Peter Jackson — Total gross: $2.134 billion. ...Robert Zemeckis — Total gross: $2.091 billion. ...James Cameron — Total gross: $1.974 billion.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It depends if the director can produce a profitable film for the studio. Salaries for top directors are usually between $10-20 million. However, studios prefer to pay smaller salaries, in exchange of a backend percentage (assuming the film breaks even in the box office).

    Christopher Nolan reportedly received $20 million and 20% of the gross for directing Dunkirk for Warner Bros. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/hollywood-...

    • Mark
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      4 weeks agoReport

      True, but they frequently attempt to prove the film made nothing at the B.O. even when it's in the millions - their accounting will show it's in the red.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    When I worked in porn I made 75k for two years. Then it went down to 55K-40K. Those first two years is when we hit a high volume and social media outlets like vine and snapchat ecame popular with IG

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  • Rick
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    4 weeks ago

    LOTS !!!   .............................................

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  • Kathy
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    4 weeks ago

    Millions of dollars a year.

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  • Robin
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    4 weeks ago

    as much as he wants to pay himself

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