Decades have gone by and Home Alone continues to be a must-see film during the Christmas holidays. Does Macaulay Culkin get paid for Home Alone each year?
Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for you to start binge-watching Christmas films from your childhood.
Home Alone can’t be skipped even under Covid Christmas; when you might not feel so jolly, Macaulay Culkin will undoubtedly brighten up your mood.
How to watch Home Alone
The Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, stars the unforgettable Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara.
Home Alone and the sequel movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, are available on Amazon Prime.
You can also watch both of them and other sequels on Disney+ if you are have subscription with the streaming service.
Thirty years later, the star of the movie remains Kevin, the role played by Macaulay Culkin, who has become synonymous with Christmas time.
We can’t help but wonder how much money did Macaulay Culkin make at that time and does he still get paid for the movie?
Does Macaulay Culkin get royalties for Home Alone?
- No. Macaulay Culkin reportedly doesn’t make any money from Home Alone as he isn’t entitled to royalties.
Royalties are payments to owners of property for use of that property, but they aren’t usually given to actors unless stated otherwise in the contract.
Given that Macaulay Culkin was 10 years old at the time, and the triumph of Home Alone wasn’t fully appraised before the release, Macaulay Culkin is likely to not still get paid for his remarkable role.
For Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin received $100,000 to play the role of Kevin McCallister, the little kid who is left “home alone” during the Christmas holidays.
The film reached a total gross of $476.7 million and it held the record for the highest-grossing live-action comedy ever until 2011.
After the enormous success of the comedy, for the second film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Macaulay Culkin got paid around $4.5 million.
His net worth as of 2020 is estimated at $16 million, as after Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin got highly paid for other roles, as became the beloved kid of the Christmas holidays.