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Tom Cruise, DiCaprio in Hollywood's most overpaid actors list
Nov 04, 2011, 18:41 PM IST
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Comedian Will Ferrell has secured the top position in Forbes list of 'Hollywood's Most Overpaid Star', which also includes big names like Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Drew Barrymore.
The funnyman, who earns 1 dollar for every 3.29 dollars his films make, is ranked first because his film "Land of the Lost" flopped, which has landed him in the top spot, the Ace Showbiz reported.
"Ferrell is one of the few 'Saturday Night Live' stars to achieve real movie fame, thanks to films like 'Elf' and 'Talladega Nights'. The success of those comedies bumped up Ferrell's paycheck, but recently that has hurt his return-on-investment number.
"This summer's 'Land of the Lost' flopped, earning only USD65 million on an estimated budget of USD 100 million," the magazine said.
The second spot went to 'Angels and Demons' star Ewan McGregor.
"Although he appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the three new 'Star Wars' films, McGregor is not the kind of actor who earns USD 15 million paychecks. Unfortunately, his low pay couldn't protect him from landing second on our list, because his recent movies have performed so badly," the magazine wrote.
The other in the top 10 list of most overpaid actors include Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Murphy, Ice Cube, Tom Cruise, Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson and funnyman Jim Carrey.