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Travolta’s Money Demands May Kill Career

March 3rd, 2003

One of John Travolta’s latest projects may never get off the ground due to unreal salary demands. Reportedly, Travolta demanded $23 million in salary plus $4 million in expenses to star in a Western called The Outlaws. After factoring in the theater’s take, the movie would have to gross approximately $50 million just to pay for Travolta’s salary. A feat 3 of his last four movies haven’t done (not counting his cameo in Goldmember.)

And this isn’t the first time Travolta’s made expensive demands to do a movie. During the filming of Basic he required 8 Armani T-shirts, at $350 a piece, per day. All because he refused to wear the same shirt twice, for religious reasons.

It’s been nearly 10 years since Pulp Fiction revived his career, but since then there has been few hits compared to the misses. With an average cost of $60 million per movie (not including marketing) and an average box office of a few million less than that. Factoring in adverting and the theatres’ cut of the box office and it’s a wonder John Travolta still gets any offers.

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