10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2014 - GeekShizzle

Adam Sandler is once again the most overpaid actor for the second consecutive year on Forbes’ list. Returning only $3.20 for every $1 paid, Sandler’s “Jack and Jill” and “That’s My Boy” sunk him again despite his big screen success with “Grown Ups 2”. The comedian is even less valuable compared to last year with his estimated return of $3.40 for every $1 paid. Johnny Depp joins the list in second place with approximately $4.10 for every $1 paid. He struck out with “The Lone Ranger” and “Dark Shadows” but was saved from complete failure by playing Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of Caribbean”.

Ben Stiller is also a newcomer on the list with “Tower Heist” and “The Watch (2012)” tanking at the box office. Stiller only managed to return $4.80 for every $1 paid. Ryan Reynolds and Tom Hanks are rounding out the top five, respectively returning $4.90 and $5.20 for every $1 paid. Reynolds’ R.I.P.D. was a huge flop in 2013, but we expect the buff actor to make a big comeback with his upcoming “Deadpool” movie. Hanks took a slip with Cloud Atlas which flopped dismally, despite good ratings from numerous trustworthy review aggregators.

Forbes used data from the research for their Celebrity 100 list and Box Office Mojo to compile the Overpaid list. They look at each star’s last three major releases (not including animated movies) and come up with estimates for earnings. They add those earnings together for a total compensation number. They then add the operating income from the last three movies and divide that by total compensation to come up with a return on investment numbers.

 

Check out the 10 Most Overpaid Actors of 2014

 

1. Adam Sandler – Returns $3.20 for every $1 paid

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

2. Johnny Depp – Returns $4.10 for every $1 paid

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

3. Ben Stiller – Returns $4.80 for every $1 paid

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

4. Ryan Reynolds – Returns $4.90 for every $1 paid

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

5. Tom Hanks – Returns $5.20 for every $1 paid

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

6. Will Ferrell – Returns $6.60 for every $1 paid

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

7. Channing Tatum – Returns $6.70 for every $1 paid

'The Hateful Eight' Taps Channing Tatum in Major Role

Channing Tatum

8. Denzel Washington – Returns $6.90 for every $1 paid

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

9. Sandra Bullock – Returns $9 for every $1 paid

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

10. Ben Affleck – Returns $9.37 for every $1 paid

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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