Tom's payday for Top Gun: Maverick is likely to be the biggest of his career at this in the future once the film's theatrical release has concluded.
A lot of people Tom's paychecks are the amounts of his salary and his back-end profits participation, which can be significantly higher than his initial salary.
2. War of the Worlds - $100 million YEAR OF RELEASE: 2005 Tom reportedly decided to not pay a salary to pay for War of the Worlds in lieu of agreeing to receive 20 percent of the film's profit.
The report also states that he's earning 10-20% of the total earnings from the theatrical run. The film is expected to reach 1 billion at the global box office, and there's no sign that it's slowing.
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It's possible that, at the end of the day Tom earns between $100 and $200 million for his involvement in the film!