Most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2016, ranked by box office revenue per dollar of their pay (in U.S. dollars)

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Box office revenue per dollar of pay
Johnny Depp2.8
Will Smith5
Channing Tatum6
Will Ferrell6.5
George Clooney6.7
Adam Sandler7.6
Mark Wahlberg9.2
Leonardo DiCaprio9.9
Julia Roberts10.8
Bradley Cooper12.1

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The statistic presents a ranking of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2016. Will Ferrell ranks fourth on the list - his most recent movies generated on average 6.5 dollars box office revenue for every dollar of his pay. Bradley Cooper ranked tenth with 12.1 dollars per a dollar of his pay.
Most overpaid actors in Hollywood - additional information

Actors in Hollywood do not always achieve or maintain fame and high salaries through stellar performances. Forbes’ annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood is compiled by comparing how much an actor’s three most recent films grossed as compared to how much the actor was paid for the movie. The most overpaid actor on the list was Johnny Depp, whose recent movies include the box office flop "Alice Through the Looking Glass”. Movies like this only generated an average of $2.8 in box office revenue for every dollar that Depp was paid.

However, Johnny Depp still made it onto the list of best-paid actors worldwide in 2016, coming in at number five with an annual income of 48 million U.S. dollars. At the top of this list was Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who starred in the box office hits 'San Andreas' and 'Furious 7'. The latter, part of The Fast and The Furious franchise, was the fifth highest grossing movie in North America in 2015. Top of that list was 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with box office takings of over 936 million U.S. dollars.
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Release date
December 2016
United States
Survey time period
December 2016
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The figures are averages of what each actors's last three movies earned at the box office per dollar of their pay.

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