Sandra Bullock: $70 Million Richer for ‘Gravity’

By: Kimberly Ripley - February 27, 2014

Sandra Bullock is about to rake in about $70 million for her role in the hit film Gravity. Starring alongside the very handsome George Clooney in the film that is up for 10 awards at Sunday’s Oscars, she was guaranteed $20 million by Warner Bros. when she signed on. In addition she is under contract for 15% of theatrical revenue. Since Gravity has earned $700 million, and is expected to soon top $750 million, she will soon get a payout of an additional $50 million. That’s not a bad paycheck at all.

So how did Bullock manage to pull off this kind of a pay day? Some think it’s because she was fresh off her Oscar win for The Blind Side. Plus, Angelina Jolie had just dropped out of the film. That gave Sandra Bullock an extra edge.

Gravity is a science film drama directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso CuarĂ³n. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as astronauts involved in the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle. The film depicts their attempt to safely return to Earth.

Gravity has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock in her role as Dr. Ryan Stone. These are just three of ten Academy Award nominations the film has received.

Do you think Sandra Bullock will win an Academy Award to go with her $70 million in earnings? She is certainly up against some pretty stiff competition–including Meryl Streep for August: Osage County, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Judi Dench for Philomena, and Amy Adams for American Hustle. Does she have what it takes to beat out these amazing female actresses? Do you find it strange that George Clooney wasn’t nominated for his role in Gravity?

The Academy Awards will air on Sunday evening at 7 PM ET on ABC. Hopefully fans will get a glimpse of the very rich Sandra Bullock in the audience–or maybe as she takes the stage to receive an Oscar.

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • sally

    Good for her!

  • Ernie Moomaw

    Regardless of the money Jessie is an idiot for letting this slip away

    • Sally

      I say the same thing everytime I see her. Funny pretty good heart What a FOOL

      • sally

        Ernie your a good looking man

  • W.J.

    I was on the edge of my seat most of this show! SHE BETTER WIN THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTRESS! Wonderful show! I have seen the other shows and none of them hold a candle to Bullock’s performance!! Amy Adams was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E in American Hustle, and Cate Blanchett’s character in Blue Jasmine gave me the urge for Xanax! No, it doesn’t surprise me, nor disappoint me, that Clooney wasn’t nominated.

  • Michigan Matt

    I think Jewish actors are paid more than others. Agents, and write offs etc come into play a lot more. So more money is paid for a larger reimbursement.

  • Michigan Matt

    I think Jewish actors are paid more than others. At least in the motion picture sector. Agents, and write offs etc come into play a lot more. So more money is paid for a larger reimbursement.

  • Michigan Matt

    I think Jewish actors are paid more than others. At least in the motion picture sector. Agents, and write offs etc come into play a lot more. So more money is paid for a larger reimbursement. Even if the movie s a flop, that will probably make it even better for certain individuals. Then they’ll get the govt to bail them, and have the movie shown in schools.

  • walterbrob

    That really is obscene in these hard economic times when so many suffer. The bitch is aging and those gross paydays will become scarce. Just ask Geena Davis and Kathleen Turner about how those plum roles dry up as you age.