Forbes announced the 10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2013. The assessment is based on the stars’ last three projects over the past three years up to June 1 (excluding animated movies).
Let’s have a quick peek at the top 5:
Funny man Adam Sandler sits at the top with an estimated return of only $3.40 for every $1 paid. Even though “Grown Ups 2” did well grossing $246 million against a budget of $80 million, “Jack & Jill” and “That’s My Boy” proved to be the flies in the soup. Sandler is followed by Katherine Heigl in second place with an average $3.50 return for every dollar she was paid. Reese Witherspoon occupies third place delivering $3.90 for each dollar paid. Nic Cage takes fourth places and Sandler’s co-star in “Grown Ups 2” Kevin James joins the list for the first time in fifth place.
Denzel Washington is in sixth place followed by another newcomer on the list, Steve Carell. The comedian took a major dive with “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” which grossed only $22 million at the box office worldwide. Jennifer Aniston sits at No. 8, with an average $10.60 return for every dollar she was paid. Last year’s “Wanderlust” was her biggest dud, grossing only $22 million. Rounding up the list, Matt Damon and Ryan Reynolds occupy the ninth and tenth places respectively.