SportsConor McGregor breaks record with "Road House" debut, outearning Dwayne Johnson

Conor McGregor breaks record with "Road House" debut, outearning Dwayne Johnson

Conor McGregor made a fortune. And that for just one movie.
Conor McGregor made a fortune. And that for just one movie.
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7:06 PM EDT, March 26, 2024
The premiere of "Road House" was held on March 21st, drawing attention with Conor McGregor's big-screen debut. McGregor, well-known in the world of mixed martial arts, made a striking entry into cinema with this film. Intriguingly, he earned a considerable sum for his role, surpassing Dwayne Johnson's debut payout from "The Mummy Returns."
In "Road House," Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the protagonist, Dalton, a former UFC fighter grappling with a violent past. Struggling to make ends meet, his life takes a turn when he encounters Frankie (played by Jessica Williams), a bar owner on a shady Florida island.
Conor McGregor appears as his rival, marking his position in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions. McGregor disclosed in an interview with Good Morning Britain that he pocketed $5.5 million for his role, setting a record for the highest-earning debut actor in a movie, a milestone previously held by Dwayne Johnson for "The Mummy Returns."
"Road House" revisits the narrative of Rowdy Herrington's 1989 classic, which starred Patrick Swayze in the lead role, providing a modern twist to the beloved story.
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Concerning McGregor's return to the UFC, a battle against Michael Chandler is anticipated. Initially slated for 2023, the bout was postponed. Now rescheduled for June 29th in Las Vegas, during the celebrated International Fight Week, it promises to be a pivotal moment in the middleweight division for McGregor. Having fought only five times and securing a single victory over the past six years, this marks a significant return for one of MMA's most celebrated fighters.
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