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'Karate Kid' scores big

Jaden Smith arrives at the 2010 American Music

Jaden Smith arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. (Nov. 21, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

There has to be something in the Smith family's water because they are on fire. Jaden Smith, aka Little Willie, earned a whopping $3 million, according to SodaHead for his starring role in the 2010 “Karate Kid” movie remake.

This is not the biggest income for a child star, but it is a nice lump sum for a 12-year-old on the rise. Smith, a son of blockbuster actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was paid a cool $1 million for the film and then the studio gave him another $2 million as a bonus, according to Monsters and Critics.

We can all take a lesson out of his book.

Jaden Smith is most certainly not to be outshined by his 10-year-old sister, Willow, who won the Most Viral Dance award for her popular hit “Whip My Hair” at the MTV O Music Awards on April 29.

Jaden Smith is scheduled to star in the sequel to "The Karate Kid" that is set for a 2013 release. If all goes well, Smith can stand to earn a mere $5 million, according to SodaHead reports. (Am I in the wrong profession?)

All of the other child stars should watch out because Smith is going full speed ahead.

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