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Captain-Nippon



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:47 pm    Post subject: Japan Top salary actors/actoresses Reply with quote Back to top

We all know how much some of the top hollywood actors/actoresses get, around 20-25 millions per picture. The cast of Friends get 1.25 millions per episodes.

I know Japan have a smaller market than America, but I am just curious, the top actors/actoresses in Japan fair out to actors/actoresses in America.

Anyone have any idea how much the top actors/actoresses in Japan get paid?

what about someone like Kimura Takuya or Noriko Fujiwara.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

its dam farnie. i once read this newspaper article tat said tat ayumi earned $400million US a yr Rolling eyes Rolling eyes
then i saw the jap equivalent n i realised tat there was a conversion error
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

lala81 wrote:
ayumi earned $400million US a yr Rolling eyes Rolling eyes
then i saw the jap equivalent n i realised tat there was a conversion error



So what was the difference in the currency conversion error?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

lala81 wrote:
its dam farnie. i once read this newspaper article tat said tat ayumi earned $400million US a yr Rolling eyes Rolling eyes
then i saw the jap equivalent n i realised tat there was a conversion error

$400M USD??? No way. No way. Shake Head
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lala81



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

tink its supposed to be 40million. i cant really remember. i think 4 mil is too little Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

lala81 wrote:
tink its supposed to be 40million. i cant really remember. i think 4 mil is too little Wink

$40M USD sounds a little more reasonable, but that's still a lot of money... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:

$40M USD sounds a little more reasonable, but that's still a lot of money... Smile


Is probably 4 Million, 40 millions is Hollywood's top actors/actresses salary
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Captain-Nippon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Y 400 million is about $ 3.7 million USD. that's still a lot of money.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Captain-Nippon wrote:
Y 400 million is about $ 3.7 million USD. that's still a lot of money.

Is that a lot for an actor/actress in Japan? We don't have a reference point...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sigh, Ayumi Probably makes average around 50million consider most of it get taken away from Tax. Also I hear she buys a lot of properties to reduce her tax. So She might be around 40million. Still 40million isen't only from Japan. She is famous in China, and almost throughout asia.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

old90dayz wrote:
Sigh, Ayumi Probably makes average around 50million consider most of it get taken away from Tax. Also I hear she buys a lot of properties to reduce her tax. So She might be around 40million. Still 40million isen't only from Japan. She is famous in China, and almost throughout asia.

We're talkin' Yen, right? So that's around $370K-$400K USD...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I meant USD sorry. But Idk, since Beckham makes around 1million USD per commercial.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

those figures have to be YEN. the biggest US stars make around 1 MILLION / episode. I can't imagine some Japanese actors getting 40USD MILLION for 12 EPs.

only a select few (the ones with drawing power) make USD 20-25 MILLION a movie. Most average around 8-10 USD Million a movie.
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Captain-Nippon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

the fiqure is in Yen. there's no way a Japanese actoress made S 40 millions.

The US domestic box office for 2003 is about 9 billions USD, Japan top over a 1 billion.

People let do some research on the average J actor salary.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's the top ten highest paid entertainers for 2003 based on TV appearances, CMs, etc according to Sanspo:

Nakai Masahiro (SMAP) - 461,000,000yen
Mino Monta - 456,570,000yen
Ishibashi Takaaki (Tunnels) - 442,570,000yen
Hamada Masatoshi (Downtown) - 330,840,000yen
Kinashi Noritake (Tunnels) - 327,320,000yen
Matsumoto Hitoshi (Downtown) - 289,240,000yen
Matsu Takako - 281,270,000yen
Iijima Naoko - 252,210,000yen
Akashiya Sanma - 249,970,000yen
Kimura Takuya (SMAP) - 234,350,000yen

and here's the top ten musicians:

Hamasaki Ayumi - 1,027,300,000yen
Utada Hikaru - 935,320,000yen
Tak Matsumoto (B'z) - 848,590,000yen
Inaba Koushi (B'z) - 540,540,000yen
Misia - 404,810,000yen
Yazawa Eikichi - 369,650,000yen
Kuwata Keisuke - 326,680,000yen
Sakurai Kazuyoshi (Mr. Children) - 299,030,000yen
Oda Kazumasa - 298,300,000yen
Nakamura Masato (Dreams Come True) - 254,410,000yen
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Based on $1USD = Y105:

Nakai Masahiro (SMAP) - 461,000,000yen >>> $4.39M
Mino Monta - 456,570,000yen >>> $4.35M
Ishibashi Takaaki (Tunnels) - 442,570,000yen >>> $4.21M
Hamada Masatoshi (Downtown) - 330,840,000yen >>> $3.15M
Kinashi Noritake (Tunnels) - 327,320,000yen >>> $3.12M
Matsumoto Hitoshi (Downtown) - 289,240,000yen >>> $2.75M
Matsu Takako - 281,270,000yen >>> $2.68M
Iijima Naoko - 252,210,000yen >>> $2.40M
Akashiya Sanma - 249,970,000yen >>> $2.38M
Kimura Takuya (SMAP) - 234,350,000yen >>> $2.23M

and here's the top ten musicians:

Hamasaki Ayumi - 1,027,300,000yen >>> $9.78M
Utada Hikaru - 935,320,000yen >>> $8.91M
Tak Matsumoto (B'z) - 848,590,000yen >>> $8.08M
Inaba Koushi (B'z) - 540,540,000yen >>> $5.15M
Misia - 404,810,000yen >>> $3.86M
Yazawa Eikichi - 369,650,000yen >>> $3.52M
Kuwata Keisuke - 326,680,000yen >>> $3.11M
Sakurai Kazuyoshi (Mr. Children) - 299,030,000yen >>> $2.85M
Oda Kazumasa - 298,300,000yen >>> $2.84M
Nakamura Masato (Dreams Come True) - 254,410,000yen >>> $2.42M
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks bm, good to see my smap boys in there. Naughty

ayu making 9 mill? that's more than some US artisits good for her.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:
Based on $1USD = Y105:

Nakai Masahiro (SMAP) - 461,000,000yen >>> $4.39M
Mino Monta - 456,570,000yen >>> $4.35M
Ishibashi Takaaki (Tunnels) - 442,570,000yen >>> $4.21M
Hamada Masatoshi (Downtown) - 330,840,000yen >>> $3.15M
Kinashi Noritake (Tunnels) - 327,320,000yen >>> $3.12M
Matsumoto Hitoshi (Downtown) - 289,240,000yen >>> $2.75M
Matsu Takako - 281,270,000yen >>> $2.68M
Iijima Naoko - 252,210,000yen >>> $2.40M
Akashiya Sanma - 249,970,000yen >>> $2.38M
Kimura Takuya (SMAP) - 234,350,000yen >>> $2.23M

and here's the top ten musicians:

Hamasaki Ayumi - 1,027,300,000yen >>> $9.78M
Utada Hikaru - 935,320,000yen >>> $8.91M
Tak Matsumoto (B'z) - 848,590,000yen >>> $8.08M
Inaba Koushi (B'z) - 540,540,000yen >>> $5.15M
Misia - 404,810,000yen >>> $3.86M
Yazawa Eikichi - 369,650,000yen >>> $3.52M
Kuwata Keisuke - 326,680,000yen >>> $3.11M
Sakurai Kazuyoshi (Mr. Children) - 299,030,000yen >>> $2.85M
Oda Kazumasa - 298,300,000yen >>> $2.84M
Nakamura Masato (Dreams Come True) - 254,410,000yen >>> $2.42M



Heh, I wonder what's up with Yutaka and Takashi. I guess they got new flavors of the month now huh?!
But heheheehehehe, KimTaku is making peanuts compared to everyone else!!!!!! And Smap is not even on the music's top 10 list.

I wonder why Ayu is making the most? Her voice is not even near the others. More or less her "plastic" looks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Pocky wrote:
Here's the top ten highest paid entertainers for 2003 based on TV appearances, CMs, etc according to Sanspo:

Holy Toledo!

So in otherwords, in Japan, you should focus on being a musician/singer instead of acting????? Isn't that kind of backwards in the U.S.?

In comparison, here's a list of the 20 highest paid entertainers in the U.S. a few years ago:

source: http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0009ZY

1. Jerry Seinfeld $225 million

2. Larry David $200 million

3. Steven Spielberg $175 million

4. Oprah Winfrey $125 million

5. James Cameron $115 million

6. Tim Allen $77 million

7. Michael Crichton $65 million

8. Harrison Ford $58 million

9. Rolling Stones $57 million

10. Master P $56.5 million

11. Robin Williams $56 million

12. Celine Dion $55.5 million

13. Mel Gibson $55 million

14. Garth Brooks $54 million

15. Sean "Puffy" Combs $53.5 million

16. Mike Judge $53 million

17. Greg Daniels $53 million

18. Chris Carter $52 million

19. David Copperfield $49.5 million

20. Spice Girls $49 million

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

hmmm but if u think abt it, the cost of living in japan is unrivalled anywhere in the world...
anything american is excessive. the money is just ridiculous ... can u imagine earning a few billion dollars ... like oprah. shes probably the richest african american in the world
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