How much did Barbie and Ken get paid to star in the movie Barbie?

Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. /

Barbie fans have been reading up so many facts about the film, but do you know how much Margot Robbie (Barbie) and Ryan Gosling (Ken) got paid to star in the movie?

For example, we’ve learned that the making of the film caused a temporary shortage of a certain shade of pink all across the globe. And who can forget about the fact that the cast and crew paid homage to Mean Girls by only wearing pink every Wednesday?! (We love the crossover!) 

All the above fun facts about the film are certainly juicy in their own right. But one question that often goes unanswered has to do with the financials. Specifically, learning how much the cast is making for being featured in one of the best films of the year (if not, the decade!). Of course, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s everything to know about the earnings of your favorite Barbie stars!

How much did Margot Robbie get paid for Barbie?

Per CNBC, Margot Robbie is expected to make a whopping $12.5 million from starring in Barbie. This humongous salary is expected to put Robbie among the highest-earning actresses of 2023, a list that includes the likes of Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, and Sandra Bullock.

Needless to say, between the many promotional opportunities and collaborations, Robbie may make even more money from the franchise, so don’t be surprised if her salary doubles!

How much did Ryan Gosling get paid to star as Ken in Barbie?

Just like Robbie, Ryan Gosling will be paid $12.5 million for his role as Ken. (Over $10 million is definitely not too shabby for an actor who was persuaded to accept the role after hilariously finding his kid’s doll in the mud!)

How much did Barbie cost to make?

Director Greta Gerwig revealed to The New York Times that the 2023 film’s final budget was approximately $145 million!

While this total won’t make Gerwig’s film one of the most expensive of all time, this budget shouldn’t go unnoticed, as it is only a couple million shy from films like Superman Returns (2006) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), which cost $204 million and $205 million to make, respectively.

Despite the enormous expenses, the amount of money invested into Barbie is well worth it!

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