Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors 2013: Who Made The List?


Most overpaid actors 2013

Hollywood pays actors big bucks for each film they make. Some of these actors and actresses appear to be worth every penny. Others…not so much!

Forbes has released their list of 2013’s overpaid actors list. Some of those making this list might just surprise you!

Forbes gathered data from their salary research on actors along with how much the star’s last three movies brought in at the box office.

Let’s find out which of Hollywood’s stars are considered “overpaid”!

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler most overpaid?

Adam Sandler returns $3.40 for every $1 paid, although he rakes in around $15 million per movie.

Sandler’s film “Jack & Jill” grossed $150 million but the movie cost around $80 million to make. Studios take home about half of what they receive at the box office, less advertising costs. His film “That’s My Boy” did even worse. The movie cost around $70 million, only taking in $57 million at the box office worldwide. A total bomb.

“Grown Ups 2” did well though, grossing $246 million on an estimated $80 million budget.

Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Returns $3.50 for every $1 paid.

Heigl was considered the queen of romantic comedies years ago, after movies like “27 Dresses” and “Knocked Up”. Her movies “Killers” and “One for the Money” were total flops though.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon ranks third with an average $3.90 return for every $1 she gets paid. Witherspoon may not be too bothered though, because she’s ready to be on the other end of the camera. Reese has her own production company, Type A Films, which will focus on women as the lead roles.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage overpaid star?

Returns $6 for every $1 paid.

Kevin James

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Just last year Kevin James had an average return of $22.40 for every dollar he was paid. This year his return falls to $6.10 because of “Here Comes the Boom”, a movie about a teacher that tries to become an MMA fighter to raise money for his school.

Denzel Washington

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Denzel returns $8.30 for every $1 paid. Washington is normally a pretty good actor to bet on to bring in the big bucks. But although he has plenty of fans, his movies don’t always do so well at the box office.

Steve Carell

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Returns $10 for every $1 paid.

We adore Steve Carell and feel he is worth every penny in a film. Sadly, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” didn’t fare so well at the box office. We’re looking forward to seeing Steve alongside Will Ferrell in “Anchorman 2”.

Jennifer Aniston

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Returns $10.60 for every $1 paid.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon considered overpaid

Returns $10.60 for every $1 paid.

Ryan Reynolds

Hunky Ryan Reynolds

Returns $10.70 for every $1 paid. Surely his gorgeous face will always be a money-maker.


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