Do you know? How Much Money The Little Irish Boy From "Titanic" Movie Still Makes Today

You might remember Titanic, the 2nd highest grossing film of all time. The movie came out in 1997 and immediately became one of the biggest movies of our lifetime.

To date, the movie has grossed over $2.2 billion worldwide. That's a lot of money.

To date, the movie has grossed over $2.2 billion worldwide. That's a lot of money.

But how much of that money do actors in small roles actually see? The "little Irish boy" from the films talked to Business Insider and spilled the beans.

You might remember the "little Irish boy," or Reece Thompson, from the film. He was seen in one scene with his sister and mother as passengers in the lower cabins who had no chance of making it out.

It was...sad, to say the least.

According to Thompson, he made around $30k for his original role in the film.

According to Thompson, he made around $30k for his original role in the film.

And in the first couple of years after the film's release, he would received residual checks that were "in the thousands."

But over 20 years later — he's continued to receive residual checks in the mail. Nowadays the amount of money ranges and can be anywhere from $100-$300 annually. Thompson, now 25, looks at it as a nice little surprise every year.

But over 20 years later — he's continued to receive residual checks in the mail. Nowadays the amount of money ranges and can be anywhere from $100-$300 annually. Thompson, now 25, looks at it as a nice little surprise every year.

He told Business Insider, "It's not like, 'Oh, when am I going to get a new Titanic check?' When it happens, it's like, 'Oh, cool, an extra $100.'"

Twenty years later or not — our hearts will still go on.

Twenty years later or not — our hearts will still go on.

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