The actor of the second film "Titanic" still receives money for shooting 20 years ago
You probably did not pass by the film "Titanic", which became the second highest-grossing film in history. The picture was published in 1997 and immediately became one of the most famous in the world. We are sure that “Titanic” was watched by every person, even if he does not want to confess.
Since its release in theaters, the film has collected in the world box office $ 2.2 billion, again with a record budget of $ 200 million. The leading roles, while young and not very famous, received a lot too: Leonardo DiCaprio - 2.5 million dollars, Kate Winslet - 2 million dollars.
Not deprived of the actors and episodic roles. Remember the little Irish boy who stayed with his sister and mother in a third-class cabin and died tragically? Actor Rees Thompson (Reece Thompson) said in an interview with Business Insider, that still receives money for shooting in the film, which ended 20 years ago.
For an episodic role in the "Titanic" 5-year-old Thompson received 30 thousand dollars. And the first few years after the shooting, he received checks for thousands of dollars.
Moreover, twenty years later, Thompson continues to receive in the mail checks in the amount of 100 to 300 dollars a year. Maybe not a huge amount, but still nice.
Reese Thompson, 25, who now works as a digital marketing director at a ski resort in Utah, perceives these checks as a pleasant surprise. “It's not that I was sitting and waiting for a new check to come. Just when this happens, I think: "Oh, great, another 100 dollars."
Thompson remembers little about filming or sampling, but he remembered well the difficulty of reproducing the Irish accent.
For the film he continues to pay money quarterly. Sometimes the sums increased - for example, when the film appeared on videotapes and DVDs in 1998 and 1999. However, after the re-release of “Titanic” in 3D in 2012, Thompson did not notice an increase in earnings.
This situation can be explained by the fact that, according to the working conditions of the actors, they receive a certain amount of one-time fee for the release of the film on DVD, broadcast on television and in new media.The specific amount depends on the contract of the actor and the success of the film. Actors extras do not receive these payments.