Tom Felton was paid a whopping $14 million for the Harry Potter films despite only being on screen for a total of 31 minutes across its 8 installments (with the last part being split in two). The now 35-year-old actor starred as Harry's school foe and bully Draco Malfoy in the fantasy series and appears in all eight films. However, a screen time breakdown reveals Tom's total screen time across the whole franchise to be just 31 minutes and 45 seconds.

The actor's screen time is evidently much lesser than the series' three leads Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) who has a total of 539 minutes, 205 minutes, and 211 minutes of screentime respectively. Tom's was slightly less than Ralph Fiennes who played the series' main antagonist Lord Voldemort who had a total of 37 minutes and 15 seconds spanning across 5 films as he only attained his full form in the fourth film, Haary Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

Robbie Coltraine, who played Rubeus Hagrid, who recently passed away, was on camera for 45 minutes and 45 seconds throughout the film. Tom's $14 million across the eight films is equivalent to being paid $451,613 per minute of screen time. In an earlier interview, Tom admitted to being financially irresponsible for a while after the films were made. He said, "I bought a lot of rubbish things that kids buy: skateboards and clothes and typical teenage stuff."

He continued, "And, as soon as I could, I wasted a lot of money on cars - BMWs mostly - for myself and my family. My mum told me, 'You have worked hard for it so get what you want, but beware, you will lose money on cars'. And she was right". The Harry Potter films were released between 2001 and 2011 and are the fourth highest-grossing film series of all time, having made $7.7billion.