Vin Diesel made $20 million for 'The Fate of the Furious'

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  • “Fast and Furious” franchise star Vin Diesel made $US20 million for last year’s eighth instalment, “The Fate of the Furious,” Variety reports.
  • Diesel had a producer credit on the movie and raked in a performance bonus for the movie’s box-office success.

The “Fast and Furious” franchise has come a long way since the street-racing premise of its first film in 2001, and star Vin Diesel’s salary reflects that.

Variety reported the salaries for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars Tuesday, including Diesel, who made $US20 million for his role in last year’s eighth “Fast and Furious” movie, “The Fate of the Furious.”

As one of its original and biggest stars, Diesel’s pay has increased along with the growing success of the franchise, which has made over $US5 billion across its eight movies worldwide.

He also served as a producer on “The Fate of the Furious” (along with every movie since 2009’s fourth instalment, “Fast and Furious”). He received a performance bonus, too (the movie made $US1.2 billion worldwide).

Diesel’s efforts haven’t been drama-free, though. In 2016, franchise co-star Dwayne Johnson posted a message to Facebook on the last week of filming “The Fate of the Furious” calling out his male co-stars for being unprofessional. It was later revealed that Johnson was referring to Diesel, and the two haven’t exactly gotten over their beef – Johnson recently implied that he still has ill-will toward Diesel.

The ninth “Fast and Furious” movie will be released in April 2020, after being pushed back a year from its original release date in 2019. (It’s unknown whether Johnson will be involved in the movie.)

The next film in the franchise will be a spin-off starring Johnson and Jason Statham called “Hobbs and Shaw” in 2019.

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