As we all know by now, ‘Animal House’ would go on to become one of the most successful comedies of all time, pulling in $141,600,000 at the box office on the $3 million production budget. All of which Sutherland could’ve had a cut in had he taken the points. When asked, “Do you know what would 2% roughly have translated into?” Sutherland smirked and responded, “I don’t want to know.”
Today, that 2% would have made him $2.8 million, or upward of $10 million after being adjusted for inflation. Luckily for Donald, he has continued to have a long and prosperous career in Hollywood. But I’m sure that’s one decision he wishes he could take back.
Details via Businessinsider