Forbes magazine released their list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors and Eddie Murphy leads the pack. According to the publication, for every dollar Murphy makes, his films return an average of $2.70.
This is how Forbes compiled their list:
“To compile our list we used information gathered for the Celebrity 100 to look at the last three non-animation movies each actor starred in over that last three years,” Forbes detailed. “We added each actor’s upfront and backend pay on all three movies to come up with a total compensation number. We then added up the operating income of the three movies to come up with a total operating income number and then divided total operating income by total compensation. Each return on investment number represents how much the studio is paid for every dollar invested in the star.”
His last couple of movies were flops, but maybe his new movie, “Tower Heist,” will put him back on top of a more positive Hollywood list. When I think of being “overpaid” I think that what you are being paid doesn’t equate to the quality of work you put out. Drew Barrymore, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon and Denzel Washington (what?!) round out the top five for this list.
Do you agree that Eddie Murphy is overpaid for his movies?