Old Movies Still Pay Out Big Bucks

December 19, 2017

By now you've watched your favorite holiday movie. By far one of the most popular movies is A Christmas Story, which even runs for 24 hours Christmas Eve and Day.  Even after 43 year the actors who starred in the movie still get paid in royalties.  Zack Ward, who played bully Scut Farkus says he gets $1,800 every couple of years, although he says its Canadian dollars because it was mostly shot there.  He’s not the only actor still profiting from a childhood project. Drake, who played Jimmy Brooks in the drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” from 2001 to 2007 posted his royalty check of $8.25 last March.  Mayim Bialik made a guest appearance on “Doogie Howser, M.D.” alongside a young Neil Patrick Harris, in September, 1990 and she’s still getting royalty checks for the episode, which was two cents. But there are still some hefty royalties being made.  The cast of Friends are each making around $20 million annually, which sounds like a lot but considering Warner Brothers makes around $1 billion per episode, Friends is still a cash cow a decade after it ended. Although Charlie Sheen was fired from his role in “Two and a Half Men” in 2011, he still makes $613,000 each month from residual payments.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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