And the most overpaid actor award goes to: Eddie Murphy
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Eddie Murphy was once among Hollywood's top box office draws, but he now has the dubious honor of being crowned its most overpaid actor, according to Forbes magazine.
In its annual list, determined by the misalignment between star salaries and their films' box office take, Murphy, once a one-man gold mine with 1980s hits such as Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop, displaced Drew Barrymore for the top spot.
"Murphy's career has just collapsed," Forbes said, citing such recent box office bombs as Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave.
Weighing box office receipts against paychecks, Forbes calculated that for every dollar Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of just US$2.30 (S$2.80) at the box office. Murphy placed second on the list a year ago.