These ten actors were paid far too much when looking at their box office returns, according to Forbes.
Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actors of 2013 list is compiled by analyzing the amount the actor was paid versus how much the film made at the box office.
1. Adam Sandler (Returns $3.40 for every dollar paid)
2. Katherine Heigl ($3.50)
3. Reese Witherspoon ($3.90)
4. Nicolas Cage ($6.00)
5. Kevin James ($6.10)
6. Denzel Washington ($8.30)
7. Steve Carell ($10.00)
8. Jennifer Aniston ($10.60)
9. Matt Damon ($10.60)
10. Ryan Reynolds ($10.70)
Forbes says they came to these results by taking the last three movies each actor starred in between June 2010 and June 2013. The publication notes that if the actor doesn’t appear in as many films as they used to, they could be disqualified. For example, Drew Barrymore has appeared on the list in past years but didn’t have enough movies for the 2013 list to qualify.
Perhaps Carell – a newcomer to the pack – will be able to fall out of this list thanks to the help of Anchorman 2 which hits theaters later this month.
Sandler topped the list because of recent flops That’s My Boy and Jack & Jill. Grown Ups 2 was not included in this list because of its relatively recent debut.