It’s not that I think she’s the most attractive woman on earth. I mean, she’s okay. But I have friends who know her from the Austin music scene and I admire her normal girl approach to life apart from her star power.
Makes me wonder even more why Bullock’s ex, James James, couldn’t keep it in his pants. James traded his marriage to Bullock for a roll in the tattooed sack with slut puppy mistress, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee.
Not that any affair is without it’s share of deceit and bad intentions, but grrrl Swastika Michelle was so devoid of morals she decided the net worth gained from selling her story to the tabloids was worth more than what Bad Boy Jesse was doing for her downtown.
Clearly Bullock has judgement issues when it comes to dudes.
Which brings your well-coiffed scribe to the point of the story. That being Bullock’s reportedly $70,000,000 payday for her roll in Gravity. Angelina Jolie turned it down because she was too busy.
How’s that working out for you, Ang?
Second choice Bullock, like many stars these days, chose to carve out a creative contract with the film company using Hollywood “first-dollar grosses” where the real payday comes if the movie does well.
The term refers to the star getting a percentage of the “first dollar” the studio gets as opposed to being based “box office” sales. If you’re a successful star, you don’t need the upfront paycheck.
In this case, the sky was the limit for Bullock’s earnings.
The studio makes millions even if – within reason – the picture is a flop. Personally I found the movie lacking, but that didn’t stop me and millions others from lining up to see it. My solar powered calculator tells me Bullock could walk away with something closer to $105,000,000 than the $70M the media is raving about. She gets the first dollar to the studio, then DVD, then pay and free TV; its endless.
While you’re wondering if girl’s got enough space to store that kind of bank, let’s not lose sight that while its a lot of money, 60-80% goes out the back door to taxes and management fees.
A million bucks a minute for a 90 minute flick. Probably more than the lifetime earnings of every astronaut you can name plus the entire crew of Apollo 13.
I think I deserve a small cut of that, cuz I sat through The Heat, which was painful.