Forbes names Eddie Murphy the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood

By Gina DiFalco,

Forbes has released their list of the Most Overpaid Actors, and Eddie Murphy has topped the list.

Forbes estimates that for every $1 that the Tower Heist star earned for his last three movies, the box office saw $2.30.

Murphy’s most recent films, Imagine That, A Thousand Words, Meet Dave, and Tower Heist, have all flopped at the box office.

Coming in at No.2 on the list is Katherine Heigl, who Forbes says earned $3.40 for every $1 she was paid, EW reports. Her last film, One For The Money, made $37 million, and it had a budget of $40 million.

Surprisingly, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon landed in the No. 3 spot, averaging $3.90 for every $1 she’s paid. Sandra Bullock is in the fifth place spot, with a $5 return thanks to flops like All About Steve and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

Rounding out the top 5 is actor Jack Black with $5.20 for every $1 he was paid.

Nicolas Cage, Adam Sandler, Denzel Washington, Ben Stiller and Sarah Jessica Parker comprise the top 10 Most Overpaid Actors in Hollywood.



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