Robert Downey Jr. makes $50 million thanks partly to New Mexico taxpayers.
Print This Post
For his work in the Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers, actor Robert Downey Jr. will make somewhere in the ballpark of $50 million.
The budget for The Avengers was a hefty $220 million, but a portion of it was defrayed by $22 million in subsidies that Marvel Studios, part of Walt Disney Company, received from the state of New Mexico.
That New Mexico managed to find $22 million to subsidize a major motion picture should raise some eyebrows, considering it has cut funding for public works programs statewide.
“We could have spent it on roads,” said New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Kintigh (R).
Since you’re not going to ride down those unfunded roads, and perhaps you can’t afford ten bucks to see the blockbuster movie that was partly paid by your taxes, here’s The Avengers official trailer.