As for this film, younger cast members were paid considerably less than the star of the film, Harrison Ford.
There are conflicting reports as to how much the 73-year-old actor earned for The Force Awakens, which suggest that he may have earned up to 50 times more than the young guns who just joined the franchise.
The Daily Mail issued a report saying Ford earned a staggering $25 million, while sources close to Disney say the figure is way too high. Other sources told Variety he earned anywhere between $10-$20 million.
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher banked low seven-figure salaries, while John Boyega and Daisy Ridley earned low six-figure paychecks.
The cast is yet to bank on the back-end bonuses from the film’s box office earnings, and given that Stars Wars: The Force Awakens sits at a whopping $529 million globally, there is more $$$ for these stars to earn in the upcoming months.