There used to be a time when Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler could do no wrong at the box office. No matter what vehicle they starred in, it would undoubtedly become a bona fide blockbuster. But as they say, nothing lasts forever. The two veteran comedy actors find themselves on a list that no Hollywood actor wants to be on. To quote one of Murphy’s movies, I’m sure he wants to be Trading Places with anyone else right now.
Also landing on the list are one-time rom-com queens Katherine Heigl and Sandra Bullock. All it takes is one box office bomb to bring down their dollar return average. Each lady had exactly that with One For The Money and All About Steve respectively. You can also add Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close to Bullock’s less-than-stellar grosses. Find out below who ranks No. 1 on the list with a return of $2.30 for every dollar they were paid.
How devastating would it be to find yourself on this list? I’m sure this list will definitly affect their next paycheck/negotiations. Forbes has released their Top 10 List of overpaid stars among Hollywood’s Top 100 biggest stars. Meaning, the return on investment – how much they’re paid versus how much the movie ends up making. In order to qualify for this list, each actor had to have appeared in three films in the last five years that opened at at least 500 theaters. Here is the list:
10. Jim Carrey (His movies earn for every dollar spent on his pay check $8.62)
Well, this doesn’t surprise me. Jim Carrey is always Jim Carrey. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, you know? I mean, he sort of started to do something different with The Number 23, but unfortunately the film wasn’t much of a hit (I liked it though). I think he needs to continue to reinvent himself and try different roles because I can admit if I see that he’s in a comedy, I automatically think Ace Ventura or The Mask and it doesn’t really interest me. That being said, his niche character was PERFECT for Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events.