Quvenzhane Wallis May Double $750,000 Annie Salary If Film Earns $145M

Entertainment Jan. 15, 2014 AT 12:00PM
Quvenzhane Wallis on the set of "Annie" on Nov. 16, 2013 in NYC Quvenzhane Wallis will double her $750,000 salary if her upcoming film Annie earns $145 million domestically. Credit: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Not a hard knock life! At just 10 years old, actress Quvenzhane Wallis is already carving out her niche in the acting world -- and the Annie star is being handsomely rewarded for her efforts. Appearing in the title role of the film adaptation of Broadway's Annie, Wallis -- who previously won raves for her turn in 2012's Beasts of the Southern Wild -- costars in the flick alongside heavy hitters Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne.

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Here, Us Weekly lays out five of the young talent's cushiest perks that come along with her latest role.

1. She's got top billing: Though Annie is only her third big-screen outing, Wallis' contract stipulates that she be billed no lower than second in the credits. That means a few of her costars (Foxx, Byrne and Diaz included) will fall below her.

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2. She's earning a hefty payday: Who needs Daddy Warbucks? Wallis will double her $750,000 salary if the remake earns $145 million domestically. She'll also bank a piece of the profits from ticket, soundtrack and merchandise sales.

3. A new wardrobe will fill her closet: She's never fully dressed without . . . Annie's duds! The Oscar nominee can keep her costumes after the film wraps, as long as the studio has duplicates. But will that red dress go with her puppy purse?

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4. While on set, she's lounging in style: Wallis' agreement allows for a "private, first-class trailer" with unlimited WiFi while filming in New York City. Oh, and the chauffeur who ferries her there is subject to her personal approval.

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5. The final cut is subject to her approval: Should the Louisiana native flub the lyrics to "Tomorrow" or stumble over a dance move, you may never see it. She has the final word on which of her bloopers Columbia Pictures can publicly release.

Annie is expected in theaters in December 2014.

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