We all know the major stars make major bank in big-time studio movies. But how many are really worth the big bucks?
There are fewer and fewer movie stars that can be counted on to open a movie with huge numbers these days. Nowadays, the biggest movies tend to be superheroes and other franchises that are more about the source material than they are about who’s starring. The year’s biggest movie, The Avengers, was mainly sold on the stardom of the comic book characters, not the actors playing them. Ditto for movies like The Hunger Games and Twilight, whose actors become mega-stars after their roles in the movie, not vice versa.
Forbes rounded up a list of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors ― those who rake in millions per movie, with mixed to low success. And there were certainly some surprises ― including a few Oscar-winners.
Find out who made the list after the jump!