How Much Did M. Night Shyamalan Earn For ‘Signs’ & ‘The Sixth Sense’?

M. Night Shyamalan, the maestro of , is a divisive figure in Hollywood. News that he will be directing the upcoming reboot was met ambivalently, while . Still, he knows how to deliver a , and has certainly been well compensated for his contribution to . Check out how much M. Night Shyamalan was paid for his most famous horror movies.


1. (1999)

  • Movie Studio: Hollywood Pictures
  • M. Night Shyamalan paid: $3,000,000
  • Movie Budget: $40 million
  • Movie Total Earnings: $673 million

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2. Unbreakable (2000)

  • Movie Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • M. Night Shyamalan paid: $10,000,000
  • Movie Budget: $75 million
  • Movie Total Earnings: $248 million

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3. Signs (2002)

  • Movie Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • M. Night Shyamalan paid: $12,500,000
  • Movie Budget: $72 million
  • Movie Total Earnings: $408 million

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4. The Village (2004)

  • Movie Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • M. Night Shyamalan paid: $10,700,000
  • Movie Budget: $60 million
  • Movie Total Earnings: $257 million

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5. The Visit (2015)

  • Movie Studio: Universal Pictures
  • M. Night Shyamalan paid: $0
  • Movie Budget: $5 million
  • Movie Total Earnings: $97.1 million

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The Visit is an interesting case. After a string of flops which earned an approval rating of only 6-24% on Rotten Tomatoes — Lady in the Water, The Happening, Last Airbender, After Earth — Shyamalan tried his hand at a new approach. He financed The Visit entirely out of his own pocket, meaning that he retained total creative control, and ended up making one of the . His total salary for The Visit, then, was however much of the movie’s earnings he was able to pay himself from its takings!

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