Highest-Paid Movie Directors In Hollywood 2011

Vanity Fair Magazine released the 2011 list of Hollywood’s highest paid Stars,James Cameron top’s the list.

The list is limited to creative figures—stars, directors, producers—and to the money they earn from film. Vanity Fair estimation exclude executives or agents, fee and didn’t count earnings from non-film-related projects, such as Steve Carell’s fees for starring on The Office or Jennifer Aniston’s for appearing in SmartWater ads.Is about star’s up-front advance for a given film as well as his or her share of the movie’s profits, assuming there were any. (Often, the lion’s share of fees for a 2010 release may have actually been paid in 2009 and thus is not counted in this year’s list.)

Here’s the 14 highest-paid movie directors:

1. James Cameron


WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (Creative Artists Agency)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $257 MILLION (2009 rank: 4)
$248 million: Avatar (back-end for writing, producing, and directing, based on 2010 worldwide box-office gross of $1.95 billion, and share of DVD and pay-television revenue; excludes $50 million earned in 2009)
$5 million: Avatar (share of toy licensing, other revenue)
$4 million: Older film revenue (e.g., back-end and royalties from earlier projects, other payments)


2. Steven Spielberg


DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $80 MILLION (2009 rank: 2)
$50 million: Universal-theme-park royalties and consulting fees
$20 million: War Horse (fee for directing and producing upcoming World War I drama)
$10 million: Older film revenue


3. Christopher Nolan


WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $71.5 MILLION (2009 rank: —)
$69 million: Inception (back-end for writing, producing, and directing, based on worldwide gross of $823 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)
$2.5 million: Older film revenue


4. Tim Burton


DIRECTOR (William Morris Endeavor)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $53 MILLION (2009 rank: —)
$50 million: Alice in Wonderland (back-end for directing, based on worldwide gross of $1.02 billion, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)
$3 million: Older film revenue


5. Todd Phillips


WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $34 MILLION (2009 rank: 5)
$15 million: The Hangover Part II (fee for writing, producing, and directing)
$13 million: The Hangover (back-end for producing and directing; excludes $39 million earned in 2009)
$3 million: Due Date (back-end for producing and directing, based on worldwide gross of $200 million, as of December 31, 2010)
$2 million: Older film revenue
$1 million: Project X (fee for producing upcoming low-budget comedy)


6. Jason Blum and Oren Peli


PRODUCER; WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $26.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 27)
$19 million: Paranormal Activity 2 (for producing, based on worldwide gross of $169 million)
$7.5 million: Paranormal Activity (share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)


7. Tyler Perry


WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (WME)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $25 MILLION (2009 rank: 11)
$13 million: Why Did I Get Married Too? (back-end for writing, directing, and producing, and share of DVD revenue)
$8 million: I Can Do Bad All by Myself (share of DVD revenue)
$2 million: Precious (share of DVD revenue)
$2 million: Older film revenue


8. Jon Favreau


DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $24 MILLION (2009 rank: —)
$12 million: Iron Man 2 (back-end for directing and producing, based on worldwide gross of $627 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)
$10 million: Cowboys & Aliens (fee for directing and producing)
$2 million: Older film revenue


9. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard


PRODUCER; DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (CAA—Howard)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS, COMBINED: $21 MILLION (2009 rank: 20)
$10 million: The Dilemma (Howard’s fee for directing Vince Vaughn comedy)
$2.5 million: The Dilemma (joint fee for producing)
$2.5 million: Cowboys & Aliens (joint fee for producing)
$2.5 million: Tower Heist (Grazer’s fee for producing upcoming Ben Stiller comedy)
$2.5 million: Older film revenue
$1 million: Robin Hood (Grazer’s share of DVD and pay-TV revenue, for producing)


10. Martin Scorsese


DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (WME)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $17 MILLION (2009 rank: —)
$10 million: Hugo Cabret (fee for directing and producing upcoming 3-D adventure film starring Sacha Baron Cohen)
$3.5 million: Shutter Island (back-end for directing and producing, based on worldwide gross of $295 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)
$3.5 million: Older film revenue


11. Shawn Levy


DIRECTOR, PRODUCER (WME)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $14 MILLION (2009 rank: 26)
$10 million: Real Steel (fee for directing and producing upcoming robotic action film starring Hugh Jackman)
$4 million: Older film revenue, mostly from the Night at the Museum franchise


12. Guy Ritchie


DIRECTOR (CAA)
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $13.5 MILLION (2009 rank: —)
$7.5 million: Fee for directing untitled Sherlock Holmes sequel
$6 million: Sherlock Holmes (back-end for directing, based on worldwide gross of $523 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)


Source:Vanity-Fair Magazine 2011 Hollywood’s highest-paid stars

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Highest-Paid Movie Directors In Hollywood 2011