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When “Friends” aired its first season in 1994, the stars were reportedly getting $22,500 per episode and made a little less than double that in Season 2 when some cast members made $40,000 per episode, according to Business Insider.
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The stars hit a six-figure per-episode stride during Season 5 when they reportedly earned $100,000 a show and $750,000 by Season 7. Today, the cast continues to rake in residuals, receiving $20 million a year just from syndication revenue, USA Today reported. And that’s not even including millions in their own personal endorsement deals.
The show continues to stay relevant with a slew of “Friends” themed pop-ups, merch lines and collaborations. The Friends Experience, a recreation of the “Friends” set that features props from the show and a fully functioning Central Perk coffee shop, charges $52.50 per ticket in New York City. Ralph Lauren in 2019 launched a clothing line in honor of “Friends” 25th anniversary with styles inspired by Aniston’s character, Rachel. And “Friends” even spawned its own makeup collection via a collaboration with Revolution Beauty that launched last year. It features shades of eye shadows and lipsticks inspired by the show’s leading ladies: Phoebe, Rachel and Monica.
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With the reunion coming up along with the show’s new home on HBO Max, it’s likely that more collaborations will be on the horizon. HBO Max parent company WarnerMedia reportedly paid $85 million per year for five years to get the streaming rights to “Friends,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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