Neither ‘Terminator’ nor ‘The Expendables’: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s highest-grossing film is the one we least imagined – Movie news

Neither ‘Terminator’ nor ‘The Expendables’: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s highest-grossing film is the one we least imagined – Movie news
Neither ‘Terminator’ nor ‘The Expendables’: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s highest-grossing film is the one we least imagined – Movie news

What movie could be more important than ‘Terminator’ in Schwarzenegger’s career? Here we tell you.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a name that resonates throughout the world, regardless of generation or place, and that is because The Austrian-born actor has built an impressive career that began in professional bodybuilding before taking his first steps in Hollywood in the 70s.. Additionally, over the decades, Schwarzenegger has cemented his status as one of movie’s biggest stars, amassing a fortune in excess of $1 billion, according to Forbes.

Although his wealth does not come exclusively from his films, but also from his many real estate and business investments, Schwarzenegger is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood history. With 13 of his films grossing more than $200 million each, titles like Terminator 2, Terminator: Genesis and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines They stand out for their enormous box office receipts.

However, The most profitable film of his career is not one of his famous action films but one released in 1988, in which he starred alongside Danny DeVito and was directed by Ivan Reitman. Under the title of Twins, This production, which many remember fondly, turned out to be a great success, grossing $216 million at the box office. from an investment of only 18 million.

The secret behind its success is hidden in the agreement that Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Reitman made with the production company. Instead of receiving a direct payment, the three accepted a high percentage of the profits. “Danny, Ivan and I got 45% of the movie as a package,” Schwarzenegger recalled in an interview with the podcast Nerdist in 2023. This deal turned out to be extremely lucrative, as it included television rights, cable television rights, and merchandising.

“I think we all made more money on this movie than any other movie we’ve ever made,” Schwarzenegger said, noting that This deal was more profitable than the $30 million paychecks he received for other films.. Furthermore, he stressed that when you are not so hungry for money and work out of passion, you create a different and more positive relationship with the studio and the work team.

In a previous interview with Graham Bensinger, Schwarzenegger mentioned that this deal became a landmark example that studios would likely never replicate again.. So, Twins It is not only remembered as a comedy beloved by audiences, but also as a milestone in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career, proving that sometimes, calculated risks and passion for a project can lead to the greatest successes.

 
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