According to the New York Post, People shelled out $2 million for photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding day. While that might seem like a lot for pictures of a couple who has been together for roughly forever, it’s actually low. In 2008, photos of Pitt and Jolie’s kids — Vivienne and Knox — fetched about $11 million.
As you’ve seen, the magazine landscape has drastically changed since 2008. There simply isn’t the cash to throw around at various rich strangers for doing completely normal things. In fact, People’s bid of $2 million was only that high because European gossip magazine Hello boosted the price when it acquired the photos.
Hopefully the $2 million was worth it for People. Somehow, we don’t think it will be.