Joker 2: Massive Budget and Salary Hikes for Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga Revealed!

Joker 2: Budget Surpasses $200 Million, Joaquin Phoenix's Salary Skyrockets

Feb 22, 2024 - 09:49
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Joker 2: Massive Budget and Salary Hikes for Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga Revealed!
Joker 2: Massive Budget and Salary Hikes for Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga Revealed!

As anticipation builds for the arrival of Joker 2, new details emerge regarding its budget and the hefty paychecks for stars Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga. Director Todd Phillips recently shared official images from the film, igniting a frenzy on social media. Now, the spotlight shines on the staggering budget and salaries of the leading actors.

Sequel to the critically acclaimed Joker

Following the remarkable success of Joker in 2019, which garnered praise from critics and audiences alike, expectations are sky-high for its sequel. Joaquin Phoenix's mesmerizing performance propelled the film to global box office success, surpassing $1.078 billion in worldwide earnings.

Elevated Budget for Joker 2

According to Variety, Joker 2 boasts a staggering budget of $200 million, a significant increase from the $60 million budget of its predecessor. This substantial investment ensures a grand production scale and technical excellence.

Joaquin Phoenix's Lucrative Salary

Joaquin Phoenix, reprising his Oscar-winning role as the titular character, receives a staggering $20 million for Joker 2, marking a remarkable 344.44% increase from his reported $4.5 million salary for the first film. This substantial raise reflects the actor's pivotal role in the original film's blockbuster success.

Lady Gaga's Impressive Compensation

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga, set to portray Harley Quinn, commands a formidable $12 million for her role in Joker 2.

As excitement mounts for the sequel, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the stellar performances and cinematic spectacle promised by Joker 2.

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