Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mr. July

Will Smith, on the Graham Norton Show, 2012 
Will Smith was called Mr. July because his blockbuster films were usually released for the 4th of July summer crowds . . . 
WIll Smith and Martin Lawrence. Bad Boys 2
and being an income earning, ticket buying, young adult during those summers, his movies were an annual cinematic event. 
At 16, Smith met a DJ Jazzy Jeff at a party. 
Smith won his first Grammy in 1989 for Parent’s Just Don’t Understand and he was a millionaire before he turned 18.
will smith dancing on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
However, the IRS assessed a $2.8 million tax debt and he was almost bankrupt by 1990, when The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air debuted.
Will Smith quote. What's the point of being realistic. Mr. July
Will Smith is the only actor to have eight consecutive films open at number one and gross over $100 million in the domestic box office.  
In 2007, Forbes estimated that for each dollar Smith was paid, his movies averaged $10 of gross income.
Will Smith in Six Degrees Of Separation 1993
His first big movie role was in 1993 where he played a gay swindler in Six Degrees of Separation.
The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith
With some discrepancy in the numbers, Smith's salary per movie:  
Six Degrees of Separation (1993) $500,000 
Bad Boys (1995) $2 million
Will Smith Independence Day. Welcome to Earth.
Independence Day (1996) $5 million 
Men in Black (1997) $5 million 
Enemy of the State (1998) $14 million
Wild Wild West Will Smith and Kevin Kline

Wild Wild West (1999) $7 million 
(Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix) 
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) $10 million
Will Smith facebook post after Muhammad Ali's death

Ali (2001) $20 million 
Men in Black II (2002) $20 million + 10% of the gross (64.3 million) 
Bad Boys II (2003) $20 million + 20% of the gross (74.6 million)  
I, Robot (2004) $28 million 
Hitch (2005) $20 million
Will and Jaden Smith The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) $10 million + 20% of the gross (71.4 million)  
I Am Legend (2007) $25 million 
Seven Pounds (2008) $20 million 
Hancock (2008) $20 million + 20% of the gross (144.8 million)  
Men in Black 3 (2012) $20 million
The danger is nepotism. Fear a sequel. After Earth defaced poster. Mr. July
After Earth (2013) $20 million 
Focus (2015) $5 million 
Concussion (2015) $10 million 
Suicide Squad (2016) $20 million 
Collateral Beauty (2016) Unknown  
Will Smith at Comic Con 2016
Total box office revenue for movies as of 2016, $2,848,431,141
Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness. I want the world to be better because I was here. Mr. July
Smith received an Oscar nomination for Ali 2002 and The Pursuit of Happyness 2007. 
will smith in Netflix movie Bright. 2017
Released in 2017, Netflix paid $90 million to make Bright, an Orc buddy cop movie, which, unfortunately, will not return Will to his July status . . . 
Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Alfonso Ribeiroon 
on the Graham Norton Show, 2013 
but it was an entertainment bonanza while it lasted.   

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