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Kevin Hart stutters as James Corden asks him how much he made from the Jumanji sequel

Kevin Hart stutters as James Corden asks him how much he made from the Jumanji sequel

Kevin Hart was left stumbling over his words when asked how much he got paid for Jumanji

Hollywood actors are known for earning the big bucks when it comes to appearing on the big screen, but some have ways of earning an extra million.

Funnyman Kevin Hart is no exception, as he's raked in millions after starring in the Jumanji film series, in addition to his stand-up comedy career and restaurant business.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show in August last year, Hart found himself stumbling over his words when James Corden asked him upfront about how much he made from Jumanji: The Next Level.

Once he fessed up to how much he cashed in, it's no wonder he had trouble getting the words out.

The question came during a game of 'Eat Your Hart Out or Speak Your Hart Out', in which Corden gave the comedian a selection a disgusting items on a platter.

Kevin Hart appeared in Jumanji: The Next Level, which grossed over $800 million worldwide.
Sony Pictures

Hart was then pushed to either eat what was in front of him or honestly answer the host's question.

Corden asked him boldly: "How much did you get paid for Jumanji: The Next Level?"

As the crowd burst into a rapturous applause, Hart began to fidget and laughed as he attempted to come up with an answer.

After Corden pressed further, Hart explained: "If I had to do a rough guess... see, I'm a 'back end player', so it's not about what you take upfront.

"I don't want upfront money for the movie, so I took less money and hoped that the movie would find amazing success, because I'm a good partner.

"Because of the success of the movie, overall, you're probably looking at between $25m [£20m] to $30m [£24m], I would say."

Not a bad pay day by anyone's measure, huh?

Jumanji: The Next Level was released in 2019 and features Hart alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.

The sequel was a massive success upon release and grossed over $800 million (£702m) at the global box office.

It followed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, released in 2017, which was a remake of the 1995 classic starring Robin Williams.

Hart isn't the only actor who has made money without accepting a big fee upfront.

When it came to making Forrest Gump, Hanks did the same after inserting a clever clause in his contract.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / The Late Late Show With James Corden

Topics: James Corden, Kevin Hart, Celebrity