Micah Abbey

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Star Micah Abbey Made $5K A Day During Filming

Micah Abbey emerged not only as a formidable talent in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" but also as a financial powerhouse.

In the realm of animated blockbuster success, 16-year-old Micah Abbey emerged not only as a formidable talent in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which was released in theaters on Aug. 2, but also as a financial powerhouse. Disclosures from his minors contract, as reported by TMZ, reveal that Micah commanded an impressive $5,000 per recording session for his role as Donatello, securing a guaranteed payday of $50,000.

Micah Abbey, hailing from a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, embarked on a journey to Los Angeles at the tender age of ten. A cultural blend of Italian and Eastern European heritage from his mother’s side intersects with the tapestry of being a first-generation Ghanaian on his father’s side, according to IMDb. 

The contract hinted at even more substantial earnings through potential bonuses, dangling an enticing $225,000 if the film had achieved a lofty $300 million at the domestic box office. Unfortunately, the movie fell short of this mark, grossing approximately $118 million domestically, meaning Micah missed out on the bonus windfall.

Despite not reaching the ambitious box office target, the animated reboot featuring heavyweight stars like John Cena, Seth Rogen, and Rose Byrne, resonated positively with fans, earning a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Micah’s journey to financial success doesn’t conclude with this project. The talented teen is set to continue reaping the rewards of his vocal prowess as he reprises his role in the upcoming Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, scheduled to debut on Paramount+ next year.

Micah’s story mirrors not only his rise as a young star but also the evolving landscape of animated film successes, where talent and audience appeal often translate into significant financial gains.

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