The 48-year-old star said that the Hollywood industry doesn't have the funds to spend on its major stars at the moment due to the global financial crisis.
When asked if screen favourites could expect to earn $10 million per movie, he told the BBC: "Yeah, that thing died. That arithmetic doesn't really work right now... that deal's not flying these days."
Pitt insisted that it is a really "interesting" time in the field at the moment, despite the financial collapse.
The Killing Them Softly star claimed that the monetary challenges can bring the best out in the industry.
He explained: "A lot of the studios have been challenged because of the economic downturn as well so they've been betting on bigger, more tent pole kinds of things.
"At the same time that opens up a vacuum for really interesting new filmmakers to come in."
According to Forbes' top 10 highest earning actors list - published in July - he earned $25 million in the last financial year.
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