Forbes Names Eddie Murphy As Least Valuable Actor In Hollywood

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Forbes has named Eddie Murphy as the least valuable actor in Hollywood.

To determine their top ten, these financially minded reporters compared the amount of money grossed by a star’s last three films to the star’s paycheck for all three.

They determined these profits by assuming a film would need to make several million more than twice its production value to earn money back, accounting for the costs of advertising.

Forbes put their top ten into an easy to follow list, viewable below:

1. Eddie Murphy (movies grossed $2.30 for every $1 paid)
2. Katherine Heigl ($3.40 for every $1 paid)
3. Reese Witherspoon ($3.90 for every $1 paid)
4. Sandra Bullock ($5 for every $1 paid)
5. Jack Black ($5.20 for every $1 paid)
6. Nicolas Cage ($6 for every $1 paid)
7. Adam Sandler ($6.30 for every $1 paid)
8. Denzel Washington ($6.30 for every $1 paid)
9. Ben Stiller ($6.50 for every $1 paid)
10. Sarah Jessica Parker ($7 for every $1 paid)

Not counting voice work, which Forbes did not, Murphy’s last three starring vehicles were Imagine That, Tower Heist, and A Thousand Words.

By Forbes count, Tower Heist, which was produced for $75 million and made $152 worldwide, barely turned a profit, while the other two—whose budgets combined come to about $95 million and earned only $42 worldwide combine—are outright disasters.



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