Most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2018, ranked by box office revenue per dollar of their pay (in U.S. dollars)

Most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2018 based on return on investment The statistic presents a ranking of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2018. Matthew McConaughey ranked first on the list - his most recent movies generated on average 1.1 dollars of box office revenue for every dollar of his pay. Christian Bale ranked second with 1.5 dollars per a dollar of his pay.
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Box office revenue per dollar of pay
Matthew McConaughey1.1
Christian Bale1.5
Matt Damon3.7
Melissa McCarthy4.9
Reese Witherspoon5.2
Jennifer Lawrence6
Charlize Theron7.9
Tom Cruise10.4
Tom Hanks12.1
Ben Affleck12.2
Box office revenue per dollar of pay
Matthew McConaughey1.1
Christian Bale1.5
Matt Damon3.7
Melissa McCarthy4.9
Reese Witherspoon5.2
Jennifer Lawrence6
Charlize Theron7.9
Tom Cruise10.4
Tom Hanks12.1
Ben Affleck12.2
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The statistic presents a ranking of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2018. Matthew McConaughey ranked first on the list - his most recent movies generated on average 1.1 dollars of box office revenue for every dollar of his pay. Christian Bale ranked second with 1.5 dollars per a dollar of his pay.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2018
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The figures are based on "the last three Hollywood films each actor played a major role in. Only live-action movies released on more than 2,000 screens before June 1, 2018 were considered. Actors who had not starred in a new eligible movie since last year’s scoring period were ineligible. A limited definition of movie operating income is calculated by deducting budget from worldwide box office. Operating income from the star’s three most recent significant movies is then divided by the actor’s estimated pay for those films."

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