...asks my kid. Good question, since they filmed them all at once, so nobody knew how successful they would be. I found: - $10.5-5.9 million from big to small roles - $250,000 claims Sean Astin (Samwise Gangee) - "$3 - one for each film, plus all the cookies and orange juice they could eat. " Anyone have a more definitive answer? I'm also curious if the Harry Potter kids were contracted to make all the movies, or just the first one initially.