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Alright, folks, buckle up for a wild ride down memory lane because we’re about to dive into the epic movie saga of Macaulay Culkin, the kid who turned Home Alone into a gold mine!

You remember Home Alone, right? That timeless classic where young Kevin McCallister turns his home into a fortress of booby traps to fend off those bumbling burglars, the ‘wet bandits.’ Well, turns out, Macaulay Culkin’s rise to stardom was just as spectacular as the movie itself.

The Wet Bandits in this iconic Home Alone movie. Credit: Warner Bros
The Wet Bandits in the iconic Home Alone movie. Credit: Warner Bros

So, there’s this kid, Kevin, whose family accidentally leaves him behind during their holiday escapade. Kevin, being the resourceful little dude, revels in the freedom of having the house to himself. No parents, no rules—just a kid and his creativity running wild.

But, oh snap! The ‘wet bandits’ decide to crash Kevin’s solo party, and what follows is a hilarious yet cringe-worthy gauntlet of pain involving impaled feet, burned hands, and, of course, bricks to the head. Classic Kevin!

Now, here’s the juicy part: Culkin, the maestro behind Kevin’s antics, got paid a cool $100,000 for the first Home Alone. Not too shabby for a kid setting traps and screaming on-screen, right? But wait, the story doesn’t end there.

Fast forward to Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Kevin’s up to his old tricks, separated from his family, and encountering the ‘wet bandits’ once more. This time, though, Culkin demanded a payday that matched his skyrocketing stardom.

According to the gossip grapevine (aka The Things), Culkin’s fee for the sequel was a mind-blowing $4.5 million! Yes, you read that right—million! Talk about a massive pay rise. It seems setting traps and outsmarting burglars pays off, both in the movie and the real world.

Now, Home Alone 2 is almost as cherished as the original, but here’s a twist: Did you know Donald Trump makes a cameo? Yep, the former president himself pops up to give Kevin some directions. A festive fun movie with a side of Trump—it’s like a cinematic surprise party!

And hold onto your hats, conspiracy enthusiasts! Some folks are convinced that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, had a sneaky cameo in the first Home Alone movie. Now, we love a good conspiracy, but let’s be real here—Elvis had left the building long before Kevin set those booby traps.

So, there you have it, the tale of Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone payday extravaganza. From a hundred grand to a multimillion-dollar blockbuster, it’s safe to say that Kevin McCallister isn’t the only one who knows how to turn a sticky situation into a fortune. Hats off to you, Macaulay!