Way to go guys…peep who else made the overpaid list after the jump.
Rom-com queen or box office flop?
It looks like producers aren’t getting bang for their buck when it comes to Drew Barrymore, who was named Hollywood’s most overpaid actor by Forbes Magazine.
The actress, who has starred in one movie miss after another, brings in only $0.40 for every dollar she gets paid, the magazine calculated.
Chalk that “win” up to a string of film disasters, including 2010’s “Going the Distance,” which only raked in $42 million world wide, and the 2007 box office failure, “Lucky You,” which brought in $8 million.
Funnyman Eddie Murphy landed second on the list, bringing in $2.70 for every $1 he gets.
To compile the list, Forbes looked at the 40 highest paid stars in Hollywood who have made at least three films in the last five years.
The magazine then added up production budgets and divided by how much actors were compensated to come up with a return investment number for each star.
Other stars not pulling their box office weight were Will Ferrell ($3.50), Reese Witherspoon ($3.55), Denzel Washington ($4.25) and Nicolas Cage ($4.40).
Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn also made the rankings, both of them raking in $5.20 for every dollar studios spent on them, and Tom Cruise, bringing in $6.35.
Actress Nicole Kidman rounded out the top ten, making $6.70 in returns.
That’s crazy, some of the folks on this list are well-respected actors and they don’t even draw in the price of one ticket per dollar they make. Wonder who would make the list of actors that make the studio the most money??
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