The Many Million Behind the War of Thrones series – The Economic Journal
2 years ago
Game of Thrones
With the final episode of the seventh season leaving everything open, much is expected of the end of an era, which began in 2011. With a budget of $ 15 million (13 million euros) per episode, the series promises to end an economic boom, after having received 47 Emmy statues.
Jaime Lannister – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
He had children with his sister, who died, and won a golden hand. Jaime Lannister was the handsome and most acclaimed lad to succeed Robert Baratheon. Nikolaj managed to be one of the survivors and is one of the main. It also receives $ 1.1 million (970 million euros) and has a commercial value of $ 16 million (14 million euros).
Sansa Stark – Sophie Turner
One of the pretenders to the iron throne, which came to evolve with the passing of the seasons. Sophie Turner, who claims equal pay, admits she did not get as much as the protagonists but that did not bother her because she did not work either, and that the salary was the same for the male and female protagonists. Protagonist from the first season, when it was 15 years, in the last Sophie Turner receive a big check of 150 thousand dollars (132 thousand euros) for each episode. Doing the math, Turner received about 792,000 euros this past season. The British actress has a commercial value of six million dollars (5.31 million euros).
Tyrion Lannister – Peter Dinklage
Small in height but with a grand ambition. Peter Dinklage plays the dwarf Tyrion Lannister and is considered one of the main characters that may come to take the throne. Receiving 1.1 million dollars (970,000 euros) per episode, Dinklage raised 5.82 million euros only in this eighth season. The actor who plays the rejected brother of the Lannister clan has a commercial value of 15 million dollars (13.28 million euros).
Davos Seaworth – Liam Cunningham
He is wise, he has no family but he has a heart of gold. Seaworth was next to Daenerys, although they only had presence since the second season. One of the older actors, Liam Cunningham receives $ 300,000 (265,000 euros) per episode. The actor has a commercial value of four million dollars (3,54 thousand euros).
Daenerys Targaryen – Emilia Clarke
Considered one of the most important and prominent characters in the series, Daenerys brought dragons to the 'War of Thrones'. However, the actress took home 1,1 million dollars (970 thousand euros) per episode. Clarke was able to raise 5.82 million euros last season, raising the amount to the sum of what he received in the seventh season. Emilia Clarke has a commercial value of 13 million dollars (11.51 million euros).
Arya Stark – Maisie Williams
It's the most gripping characters since the series began. Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark and even if she does not win as much as the main protagonists may come to occupy the iron throne. The actress received about 150,000 dollars (132,000 euros), the same value as her sister in the series, Sophie Turner. However, it has a commercial value of six million dollars (5,31 million euros).
Sandor "The Hound" Clegane – Rory McCann
Possibly the most unexpected transformation by the public, but remains on Arya's list. To interpret a character that leaves the spectators between the hatred and the love, Rory McCann receives between 100 thousand dollars (88,48 thousand euros) and 200 thousand dollars (176,96 thousand euros). Like the girl who wants to see him dead, the actor who makes The Hound has a commercial value of six million dollars (5.31 million euros).
Cersei Lannister – Lena Headey
The actress was already known before this role, but the queenly facet of the world led her to receive one of the most generous salaries. At the same level as Daenerys, Snow, and the other Lannister brothers, the character played by Lena Headey always aspired to have the throne for herself. Earning 1.1 million dollars (970,000 euros), the actress has a value of nine million dollars (7.96 million euros).
Bran Stark – Isaac Hempstead-Wright
The youngest member of the list but who does not have the future of the throne in his hands. Isaac Hempstead-Wright does not play the main character in 'War of Thrones' and his salary reflects that. Although not confirmed, it is estimated that the actor receives $ 10,000 (almost nine thousand euros) per episode. The youngest of the cast was "gone" during the fifth season. But it still managed to secure a commercial value of four million dollars (3.54 million euros). Despite being one of the quietest of the group, the "Three-Eye Raven" leads the list of bets worldwide who will rise to the throne of iron.
Jon Snow – Kit Harrington
Known by Bastard of Winterfell, he fell in love with the series and in real life. The character of Kit Harrington has a phrase dedicated only to you, "you know nothing, Jon Snow", but it seems that to win some beautiful changes Snow after all has a few tricks up his sleeve. With a commercial value of 12 million dollars (10.62 million euros), the number two in the world bets of those who have the throne, wins the same as his aunt, Daenerys. The contract for the last two seasons included a payment of $ 1.1 million per episode, a pretty high figure for someone who was resurrected.
Samwell Tarly – John Bradley
Faithful companion to Jon Snow and in love with Gilly. Samwell is perhaps the most beloved character in the public. Although not the most heroic, Samwell, by threats from his father, joins the Night Patrol but is distinguished by his intelligence. It has fixed place since the second season and received about 10 thousand dollars (8 thousand euros)
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