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F. Scott Fitzgerald's take on 'Great Gatsby' movie rights? $16,666
F. Scott Fitzgerald made $16,666 -- the equivalent of about $219,529.02 today -- off the movie rights to "The Great Gatsby," according to a calculation by Marketplace. Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which is set to open nationwide May 10, had a production budget of about $104.5 million. An earlier version, starring Robert Redford, has grossed $20,563,273 since its release in 1974.
By Jenny Hendrix
May 2, 2013