Hollywood’s Most Profitable Stars

December 28, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Dorothy Pomerantz took a look at which stars bring in the most box-office revenue for every dollar they are paid. Highlights of the article include:

  • Natalie Portman is at the top of the list. For every dollar she is paid, her movies return $42.70.
  • Eddie Murphy, on the other hand, is the most overpaid star. For every dollar he earns, his films only make $2.30.
  • Portman’s success is, in part, due to Black Swan, which had a very small budget, but did incredibly well at the Box Office.
  • Kristen Stewart has the distinction of being both among the highest paid actors in Hollywood and one of the best investments.
  • In fact, all of the main stars of the Twilight series make it onto the list of most profitable actors.
  • Daniel Radcliffe, the star of Harry Potter, also makes the list although he is expected to drop off it as the franchise has come to an end.

Find the entire list, and read the methodology of the study over here.

Source: Forbes