The Rock is getting paid $1 million to post on social media about a new movie he's in

Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesDwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is charging Universal Pictures $US1 million to promote his upcoming film “Red Notice” on his own social media pages, according to Variety.
  • The million-dollar “social-media fee” is part of his $US22 million salary for the film, which is second only to Daniel Craig’s $US25 million salary for the upcoming “James Bond” film, according to Variety’s round-up of high-profile film salaries.
  • Johnson currently stands at 105.6 million followers on Instagram, 57.7 million on Facebook, and 12.9 million on Twitter.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s payday for his upcoming 2020 film, “Red Notice,” is a nearly unheard of salary of $US22 million plus box office profits, as The Wall Street Journal first reported.

But $US1 million of that total salary consists of a “social-media fee.” According to Variety, this means that Johnson is charging the film’s studio, Universal Pictures, in order to promote “Red Notice” on his own social media pages, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The action-movie star’s payday for “Red Notice” is second only to Daniel Craig’s salary for the upcoming James Bond film ($US25 million), among the recent high-profile movie salaries reported in a round-up by Variety.

Johnson came in second to Mark Wahlberg on Forbes’ 2017 list of the highest-paid actors in the world, earning $US65 million between June 2016 and June 2017.

Johnson currently boasts 105.6 million followers on Instagram, 57.7 million followers on his Facebook page, and 12.9 million followers on Twitter.

Before the release of “Red Notice” in 2020, Johnson is set to star in the action movie “Skyscraper” this summer and a sequel to his successful 2018 film “Jumanji” in 2019.

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