Nicole Kidman is in the Top 10 and that is not a good thing. The Australian actress has been named the 10th most overpaid actors in America.
Forbes magazine reports that for every $1 Nicole is paid, her films return an average of $6.70.
9. Tom Cruise
8. Vince Vaughn
7. Adam Sandler
6. Nicolas Cage
5. Denzel Washington
4. Reese Witherspoon
3. Will Ferrell
2. Eddie Murphy
1. Drew Barrymore
Drew was the only one that cost more to star in a movie than the movie makes. For every $1 she costs, her movies return an average of 40c.
Eddie Murphy films at least bring in $2.70 for every $1 he takes home.
Barrymore’s recent movies have all been disasters. ‘Everybody’s Fine’ (2009) earned $16m. ‘Lucky You’ in 2007 earned $8m.
Murphy’s recent efforts ‘Meet Dave’ and ‘Imagine That’ lost money. ‘Meet Dave’ cost $60m and made $50m. ‘Imagine That’ cost $55m and returned $22m.