… And interestingly enough, she’s the only woman in the Top 10. Others on the list are as follows:
#10 – Simon Cowell, $90 million
#9 – George Lucas, $90 million
#8 – James Patterson, $94 million
#7 – Howard Stern, $95 million
#6 – Tyler Perry, $105 million
#5 – Dr. Dre, $110 million
#4 – Jerry Bruckheimer, $115 million
#3 – Steven Spielberg, $130 million
#2 – Michael Bay, $160 million
#1 – Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
The monetary amounts are calculated by endorsements, profits, upfront pay and advertising work, and doesn’t even factor in whatever these people might be making off the books for … well, for whatever, really. When you’re making that kind of money, there’s lots of ways to fudge the numbers, I suppose.
When you’ve got it, you’ve got it, right? Damn.
And according to Corey, he’s not the only one – he says that the original cast and even writer/producer Steven Spielberg want to continue on with the epic adventures of the Goonies. The thing is, the studio’s a little hesitant:
“They treasure this film, as you know – it is literally their greatest family film title of all time,” he says. “That’s the way they see it. It’s always on the top 25, all DVD sales around the world all the time. If we go and throw a sequel out there that’s lesser [in quality], then suddenly we may hurt this continuous cash cow.”
I feel like a lot of what Corey Feldman says nowadays is nonsense, but if he’s telling the truth about Spielberg being open to a sequel, that sounds like it may be a little legit. I mean, the guy got that shitty fourth Indiana Jones movie made, I think he could talk people into a little ol’ Goonies sequel. I’m not saying it would be right – it would probably be pretty tragic, especially since Chunk is now the most attractive cast member – I’m just saying it’s possible.
Another possibility? A Broadway musical based on the original film. Let’s take that road, everyone involved with The Goonies. That’s the kind of growth that’s acceptable.
Goonies never say die, you guys. Trust.
Last night was the premiere of Drew Barrymore’s new movie and directorial debut, Whip It. She arrived on the red carpet fondling co-star Ellen Page and cuddling up with her old E.T. director, Steven Spielberg. Also there was Drew’s other co-star, Juliette “I Can’t Believe You And Your Yellow Teeth Were Once Engaged to Brad Pitt” Lewis and Barrymore’s Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen (you may remember her for her controversial biceps). On-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Long was nowhere to be found.
Now, I know a lot of you thought it was just the result of some weight-loss, but I still think Drew’s face looks completely retooled ala PTA mom. Gladly, she listened to the masses and got rid of her two-tone hair.