Mike Tyson Made A Relatively Paltry $200,000 For Appearing In “The Hangover Part II”
While Mike Tyson doubled his compensation for appearing in “The Hangover Part II,” the former heavyweight champ is surely the lowest paid star featured in the sequel, which is expected to be a box office blockbuster.
Tyson was paid $200,000 for his role in “The Hangover Part II,” according to an October 6, 2010 employment agreement excerpted here. In addition to his small role, which was filmed in Thailand, Tyson’s contract called for him to record a cover version of “One Night in Bangkok.” Tyson is entitled to royalties from the song, which is included on the movie’s soundtrack album.
For his appearance in “The Hangover,” Tyson was paid $100,000, according to his July 2008 employment agreement. The ex-boxer, playing himself, memorably performed Phil Collins’s “In The Air Tonight” in the 2009 movie.
Unlike his earlier agreement, Tyson’s 2010 contract guaranteed him and a guest an invitation to the film’s “celebrity premiere,” as well as first-class travel and lodging. Additionally, the film’s producer promised to provide Tyson--“at no cost to the employee”--with a single DVD copy of the movie, which also stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms.