It TOTALLY depends on how much you bring to the box office. If you are bankable at the box office, you make more money than say someone like....Eric Estrada. I've heard that Matt Damon is the MOST bankable for the males. I'm not sure if that's true.
well if you think about it back in the day actors had a set salary that they got for a film (whether it was a flop or a huge success) if the movie was a huge success the actor didn't get a percentage of the box office receipts even though the film was successful due in large part to them, so they were being cheated. Nowadays actors get both a salary and a percentage of the box office and as everyone said before it does matter who you are and what company your working for, independent films may only pay you in box office receipts or if the actor is big enough they sometimes do it for free!
Anything from nothing to minimum wage to way too many millions - dependant on several things but ultimately the ability to pull in the cash i.e. put bums on seats and discs in players! Those confident in the product will take pay cut to take points - so if the film does well they rake in more. Points from the likes of Avatar etc. is a very pretty paypacket!! In reality though it's like asking "how long is a piece of string" - Sorry there is no average answer. :-) Stevie