Charlie Sheen ’still stands to make $100m off ‘Two and a Half Men’

March 10th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Even though Charlie Sheen has been fired from the hit CBS series ‘Two and a Half Men’, experts have said that the troubled star still stands to make 100 million dollars off the show.

The actor is currently engaged in a legal battle with Warner Brothers, the production company for the hit sitcom.

Even though he will no longer appear on episodes of ‘Two and a Half Men’, and the show may never produce another original episode, Sheen has already made 177 episodes that will live on and pay him into perpetuity.

“Sheen will make millions, depending on how good a deal he got on his residuals when he negotiated his contract because of all the ancillary opportunities there are for the show,” Brad Adgate, a television analyst for Horizon Media told FOX411.

“Syndication and global distribution of the show are going to be big moneymakers for Sheen, ” he added.

If Warner Bros is able to harvest around 4 million dollars an episode for the show in domestic syndication, media analysts estimate that Sheen, as the show’s leading man, stands to gain approximately half a million per episode.

Depending on how his contract was structured, Sheen could expect a revenue stream of around 88.5 million dollars annually from reruns.

Comedy syndication deals are also typically more lucrative than deals for scripted dramas. If an actor is wise in negotiating his contracts, he typically receives a set dollar amount or a percentage from any re-running of their programme.

‘Two and a Half Men’ began syndication three years ago, and is consistently ranked as the number one syndicated comedy for adults.

The website TV By the Numbers reported that the show last week alone had more than 9.5 million viewers of its syndicated reruns. And that’s just in the U.S.

‘Two and a Half Men’ has a large international following and could also live in syndication in 20 languages around the world.

DVD sales and Netflix rentals could also be worth as much as 100 million dollars for the show, over the next several years according to media analysts.

Of that total, Sheen could gain approximately 10 percent, giving him an additional 10 million dollars payday for a show he is now trying to bury. (ANI)

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