With Hollywood, outrageous paychecks do not always correlate to box office success.
Every year, “Forbes” compiles a list of the Most Overpaid Actors, based on the calculations of “how much, on average, each star’s last three films earned at the box office per dollar of pay.”
Taking the top spot this year is Adam Sandler, thanks to box office bombs like “Jack & Jill” and “That’s My Boy.”
Next up are Katherine Heigl and Reese Witherspoon, though both stars are hard at work producing their own upcoming projects to avoid a repeat performance.
Heigl has a CIA drama in the works over at NBC, while Witherspoon is set to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling “Wild.”
Nicholas Cage also made the list, as did Kevin James (“Here Comes the Boom”), Steve Carell (“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”), Jennifer Aniston (“Wanderlust”), Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds and – in a bit of a surprise – Denzel Washington.
Notably, these stars had to appear in three films over the past three years to make the cut.
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