Published Dec 07, 2016At least he's consistent — for the second year running, your silk scarf-adorned rocker uncle Johnny Depp was once again Hollywood's most overpaid actor.
Once again, the news arrives via Forbes list of the most overpaid actors of 2016. To compile the data, the site compares actors' pay with the box office return on their films.
Depp's movies only brought in a dismal $2.80 for every dollar he was paid in 2016. This was thanks to his disastrous turn in Alice Through the Looking Glass — a film that cost $170 million USD to make and brought in a miserable $300 million.
Of course, Depp's real-life bad behaviour does not have him in the public's good graces. Around the time of the film's release, Amber Heard filed for divorce from the actor, claiming that he had physically and verbally assaulted her.
Depp wasn't the only once-popular actor who cost studios a shit-ton of money for no good reason. After ranking fifth in 2015, Will Smith took the second place this year, bringing in five dollars for every dollar he was paid in 2016.
Channing Tatum didn't fair much better, with six dollars of box office for every dollar paid. Thanks in part to the failure of Zoolander 2, Will Ferrell only brought in $6.50 in box office for each dollar he made.
Though he remains every boomer's favourite, George Clooney's films like Money Monster and Hail, Caesar! were not big cash cows. He only brought in $6.70 for each dollar he was paid.
Inexplicably popular Netflix star Adam Sandler brought in $7.60 of box office for each dollar he was paid, while Mark Wahlberg brought in $9.20 per dollar. Nearing the double digits, Leonardo DiCaprio brought in $9.90 for every dollar he made.
Julia Roberts is the only female to crack the overpaid list, which may or may not have something to do with wage inequality. Either way, films like Mother's Day and Money Monster had her in ninth place, as she brought in $10.80 of box office for every dollar paid.
Finally, Bradley Cooper takes tenth place, bringing in $12.10 for every dollar he made.