As Scrym have always complained, the Anime Industry has always been secretive about it's licensing deals and fees. From the legal fallout of the ADV bankrupcy, Anime News Network has acquired a list of licensing fees
paid for shows in the 2006-2007 era.
I'm surprised by how wide the range is; Nearly a million dollars for "Kurau: Phantom Memory" to $20,000 for Air: The Movie. The average seems to be around a hundred thousand for an average title, and closer to a half million for what Japan considers "Big" titles.
Not included are any information as to dub/sub production costs or gross income, so we can't tell what the returns are. Still; Interesting to finally see what the cost of licensing looks like.