Brett Ratner is famous for directing and/or producing hit films such as the “Rush Hour” franchise, “Money Talks, “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Horrible Bosses,” among many others.
And despite not being director or producer on “Gravity,” Ratner will reap the rewards of the film’s $707 million global box office success.
While Sandra Bullock is said to be pocketing a massive $US70 million paycheck from the film in a rare deal, Ratner will rake in a reported $US40 million.
According to PageSix sources, “Ratner’s new production company, RatPac-Dune — with Aussie billionaire James Packer and OneWest and “Avatar” investor Steven Mnuchin — helped finance the film and is pocketing $US40 million.”
In September, Ratner’s RatPac-Dune closed a $US450 million financing deal with Warner Bros. to fund up to 75 upcoming films.
“Gravity” was the first title covered by the new, four-year partnership.
In September, The Hollywood Reporter said of Ratner’s role in the deal: “A quiet negotiation took place that resulted in Ratner not having creative input on the films, a move that Ratner fully supported. As part of the deal, the director-producer won’t provide notes or be in the editing room on the titles, though his RatPac logo will grace the films.”
And so far, it’s paying off.
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