Which actors are making more money off their films than the studios are making off them? Forbes magazine has compiled their annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, with a once golden box office star coming in at the top spot.
Forbes weighs box office earnings with actors’ pay checks to estimate how much they’re making for the studios versus their salary for the last three movies they made.
Coming in fifth place this year is actor Jack Black, whose movies only made $5.20 for every dollar he was paid. A shocker coming in at the fourth spot is America’s Sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, whose movies made $5.00 for every dollar she was paid, and Reese Witherspoon coming in third, with her movies making $3.90 for every dollar she was paid.
In the No.2 spot doesn’t come as a surprise with Katherine Heigl, whose movies only returned $3.40 for every dollar she earned in her flops including One For The Money. And finally, moving up one to the top spot from last year’s ranking is Eddie Murphy, whose box office flops like Tower Heist and A Thousand Words averaged only $2.30 for every dollar he made.
To see the complete list of Forbes’ top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood, click here.