After the appearance of The Last Dance, every historical athlete started to look for a documentary. FC Barcelona got their own, and now Amazon signed a contract to make one about Diego Maradona. But the one that is going to release next month is the one about Pele.
Apparently, Pelé is going to earn an amount of $4 million dollars, and if the documentary gets really popular just like The Last Dance, he will get at least $2 million more. Isn’t this a lot? Because this is only the prize of Pelé’s image, then there is the whole production costs.
Michael Jordan earned a total of $4 million dollars after The Last Dance was released. That is the base that Pele is going to earn for his documentary. Was this enough? The series became the most viewed series on the history of Netflix, and the money that the platform won was enormous.
Almost all the costs of the documentary are in the image of the main star, then there is a huge amount of money for all the people that make it. Pelé is going to be one of the stars that most money gets from a documentary, $4 million only for the permission seems to be unreal.