The Avengers is breaking box office records and one actor in particular will be benefiting nicely from it. The movie pulled in more than a billion internationally after just a week in the theaters. Most of the actors (Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth) only got between $2-3mil for the movie, but Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson earned about $6mil since they signed on to do more Marvel movies. But the big winner is Robert Downey Jr. His lawyer negotiated his deal after the success of the first Iron Man movie to where he would earn a nice paycheck anytime he played that character. So Robert is gonna pocket about $50mil for his role in the movie.