Harry Potter's Rupert Grint 'Couldn't Even Really Guess' How Much Money He Has In the Bank

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

It's probably a safe bet to say that, financially speaking, the main stars of the Harry Potter film series are pretty much set for life. But how much are they actually worth? Don’t ask Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in all eight films. He apparently couldn't even fathom a guess as to how much money he's got in the bank.

Last time we checked, Grint was the fifth wealthiest Harry Potter star, with a net worth of approximately $50 million. It's a hefty sum that puts him in line behind Daniel Radcliffe ($110 million), Robert Pattinson ($100 million), Emma Watson ($80 million), and Kenneth Branagh ($60 million). But in a recent interview with The Radio Times, Grint admitted that he doesn’t even know the ballpark of his net worth.

"I actually don't know how much I have," the 30-year-old actor said. "I couldn't even really guess. It doesn't really motivate me too much. It makes you comfortable, that's the good thing about it, I think."

"I'm glad it's there, but I'm not really that focused on it,” he added.

Since his Harry Potter days, Grint has gone on to appear in several TV series and films, and now stars in the TV adaptation of Snatch, based on the Guy Ritchie film of the same name. In late September, Grint revealed that he almost quit his role as Harry Potter's BFF following 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire due to the stress of the series' popularity.

"It’s a big sacrifice," the actor told ​Independent. "You take for granted anonymity, just doing normal stuff, just going out. Everything was different and a little bit scary. There were times when I was like, 'I’m done.'" Though he certainly benefited financially from staying on, who knows if he even noticed.

A Virginia Cinema Owner Is Serving Movie Theater Popcorn Curbside to Keep Paying His Employees

The popular cinema snack is helping fund employees' salaries.
The popular cinema snack is helping fund employees' salaries.
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Cinemas are among the many industries that have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. With officials urging people to avoid crowds, the only options left for movie fans are streaming services, home collections, and drive-in theaters. University Mall and Cinema Arts in Fairfax, Virginia, are no longer screening films, but in an effort to continue paying employees, their owner is offering another unique movie theater experience: popcorn.

As Variety reports, Mark O’Meara, the 67-year-old owner of both cinemas, has taken his concessions to the curb. Now, customers can drive to the parking lot of the Cinema Arts Theatre and get a large tub of popcorn to go for $3. After rolling out the promotion on March 18, O'Meara made $25 in 45 minutes. Today he's selling roughly $300-to-$400 worth of product a day outside his business.

Money from the popcorn sales is going to the staff members who lost their shifts when University Mall and Cinema Arts were forced to close earlier in March. As O'Meara tells Variety, most of his employees are under 30, and the extra cash is helping them pay their bills at a time when it's unclear when they'll be able to work again.

O'Meara has operated cinemas in Fairfax, Virgina, for nearly three decades. Even though the theaters themselves are closed, loyal patrons are finding other ways to show their support. O'Meara says he's brought in close to a couple thousand dollars in online gift cards since the crisis started. Many independent theaters across the country are depending on this source of income to stay afloat.

[h/t Variety]

Mifflin Madness: Who Is the Greatest Character on The Office? It's Time to Vote

Steve Carell, as Michael Scott, hands out a well-deserved Dundie Award on The Office.
Steve Carell, as Michael Scott, hands out a well-deserved Dundie Award on The Office.
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Your years of watching (and re-watching) The Office, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary, have all led up to this moment. Welcome to Mifflin Madness—Mental Floss's cutthroat competition to determine The Office's greatest character. Is Michael Scott the boss you most love to hate? Or did Kevin Malone suck you in with his giant pot of chili?

You have 24 hours to cast your vote for each round on Twitter before the bracket is updated and half of the chosen characters are eliminated.

The full bracket is below, followed by the round one winners. You can cast your round two vote(s) here. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if your favorite Dunder Mifflin employee has advanced to the next round. 

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