Jennifer Aniston and the entire cast of Friends made a profit from their time on the show, but are still doing quite well thanks to their long-lasting success.
Even more than 25 years after its premiere, Warner Media spent more than $ 425 million to guarantee the exclusive broadcast rights to the show on HBO Max in 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and the timelessness of the sitcom has been the subject of much thought.
According to recent sources, Friends continues to make $ 1 billion a year in syndication for Warner Bros. After main cast salary renegotiations in 2000, everyone is guaranteed two percent of the revenue, meaning Aniston is taking home nearly $ 20 million a year without moving to act.
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Although Rachel Greene dealt with a long list of bad boyfriends before finding her happily ever after with Ross Geller on the show that made Aniston a household name, maybe it’s just a late payment for years of televised emotional anguish!
It’s no secret that everyone has been dying for a Friends reunion in the age of TV reboots. And while we won’t see Rachel, Ross, Joey, Monica, Chandler, and Phoebe return to Central Perk anytime soon, their respective actors, including Jennifer Aniston, signed an unscripted HBO Max special in 2020.
According to reports the cast of Friends will take home between $ 3 and $ 4 million each for the unique special, according to the medium. However, as of this writing, production and release of the special are “yet to be determined … due to the [coronavirus] pandemic, ” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although the reunion special has been delayed indefinitely, Aniston explained that she remained optimistic, adding that “this has also given them more time to make it even more exciting and fun than it would have been.”
It seems like Aniston is just as excited to play the show’s old soundstage as we are to see it.