The Most Overpaid Star in Hollywood Is…

Drew Barrymore. Because she hasn’t carried a decent movie since The Wedding Singer and even that’s debatable. I didn’t just pull this name out of my ass either. Forbes did real reporting and took their highest paid actor list and calculated each actor’s estimated earnings on each film they did. They looked at the film’s budget and box office and DVD earnings to come up with an operating income. They then did some fancy math to come up with a number representing an average of how much a studio earns for every dollar paid. Anyway, enough with the technical mumbo jumbo. On to the list.

1. Drew Barrymore – $0.40 on every $1
2. Eddie Murphy – $2.70 on every $1
3. Will Ferrell – $3.50 on every $1
4. Reese Witherspoon – $3.55 on every $1
5. Denzel Washington – $4.25 on every $1
6. Nicolas Cage – $4.40 on every $1
7. Adam Sandler – $5.20 on every $1
7. Vince Vaughn – $5.20 on every $1
9. Tommy Girl – $6.35 on every $1
10. Nicolas Kidman – $6.70 on every $1 Forbes

Yikes. Drew Barrymore stands out from everyone on that list because she’s the only one who’s lost money on each dollar for the studios. Eddie Murphy at least gave them a positive return on investment. For every dollar the studio gave Drew, she lost 60% of it. You’d get better odds in Vegas.

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Herman Bumfudle
Herman Bumfudle
12 years ago

they are actors. seriously, somebody is always out to get that dollar back. ducks in a barrel, bucks in a barrel.

12 years ago

lol “Nicolas Kidman”

Mr DeMille
Mr DeMille
12 years ago

Yeah, but think about all the directors and producers she used to blow as a child…she’s earned her keep !!!