(CNN) – Sandra Bullock earned a lot more than an Oscar nod for her performance in Gravity. Her pay day for the film is truly out of this world.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bullock could make more than $70 million for her starring role, receiving $20 million up front and $50 million more in a back end deal that gives 15 percent of the studio's box office take.
"I've had probably one of the best filming experiences I've ever had," Bullock said.
That money didn't come easily. Bullock spent hours a day inside of a giant mechanical rig, only communicating with others through a headset.
She's not the first star to score an astronomical paycheck.
Johnny Depp got a fortune for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Robert Downey, Jr. (AKA Ironman) cashed in with a similar deal, reportedly taking home a $50 million bonus for his role in The Avengers.
No wonder Downey topped Forbes Magazine's latest list of Hollywood's highest paid actors.
Now Gravity puts Bullock in the astronomical salary stratosphere.
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