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    Robert Downey Jr. Could Make How Much for The Avengers?!

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    Talk about one Marvelous payout!

    As we all know, The Avengers was a hit at the box office (duh), but what may come as a surprise is just how much the studio might fork over to Robert Downey Jr. (aka Iron Man aka Tony Stark) for the flick.

    Can you take a wild guess?

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    According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources claim that Downey could receive a whopping—wait for it—$50 million.

    Yep, 5-0, which blows his costars' paychecks out of the water.

    Two sources tell THR that Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will make about $2 millon to $3 million on Avengers , while Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, who signed deals to pop up in several Marvel movies, will reportedly make about twice that.

    So why the big gap?

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    After Iron Man's success in 2008 (the movie made $585 million worldwide), Downey's reps renegotiated a deal to include what multiple sources say is a slice of Marvel's revenue from future movies in which he plays the same character, THR reports.

    The studio and Downey's rep declined to comment.

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