How much did the Friends cast get paid for the reunion?
28th May 2021

THE FRIENDS reunion was nothing if not a smashing success.

And the cast was paid very handsomely for their efforts.

How much did the Friends cast get paid for the reunion?

In total, the Friends cast received $20million for the reunion.

Each cast member received between $3million and $4million for their appearance at the reunion.

Initially, it was reported that the cast members were each offered $1million for their appearance on the reunion special.

That offer was summarily rejected.

What are some other facts and figures about the Friends reunion?

While the reviews about the Friends reunion were mixed, the show itself proved to be a hit for HBO Max.

According to one report, HBO Max subscribers jumped 600 percent when the reunion was announced.

When the reunion was announced, it became the fourth-most requested and searched-for show — behind Game of Thrones, Attack on Titan, and Money Heist.

Since the show first ended in 2004, the cast of Friends take in about $20million from syndication.

The show, itself, generates $1billion per year for its parent company, Warner Brothers.

What were the reviews of the Friends reunion?

While longtime fans of the show delighted in the Friends reunion, the critics were not as impressed.

"It ended 17 years ago. It began 27 years ago. It's been over for almost twice as long as it lasted," wrote NPR.

The outlet also said that the actors had never achieved the same type of commercial success as they'd had when Friends was at its peak.

Jennifer Aniston did enjoy minor movie success, and David Schwimmer did provide his voice to the hit Madagascar cartoon series.

Much ado was also made about James Corden's hosting of the show, and not everyone was a fan of Justin Bieber either.

However, many fans enjoyed Lady Gaga's appearance on the reunion.

It's unclear if this reuion will happen again in the future.

 

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