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Published on Dec 27, 2012
 

Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart most bankable Hollywood stars

 
 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Actresses Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart are Hollywood's most bankable stars and provide studios with the highest average returns for their films, according to Forbes.com.

Academy award winner Portman topped the list of best actors for the buck, providing about US$42.70 (S$52.30) for every dollar she earns.

Black Swan, for which she won her best actress Oscar, was produced for an estimated US$13 million and earned US$329 million in global box office sales.

"We estimate that for every dollar Portman is paid by the studios, she returns US$42.70. Compare that to Eddie Murphy, our most overpaid star, who returns US$2.30 for every dollar he gets paid," Forbes.com said.