Mark Wahlberg is the most overpaid actor of 2017
- Mark Wahlberg is highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes.
- Wahlberg was paid 1,500 times more than his co-star, Michelle Williams, for “All the Money in the World” according to USA Today.
- But three of his recent films only grossed $ 4.40 at the box office for every dollar earned, making him the most overpaid actor of the past year.
- Christian Bale and Channing Tatum round out the top three on Forbes list of the most overpaid actors.
Mark Wahlberg earned $ 68 million in 2017, which makes him highest paid actor at Hollywood.
Wahlberg was paid 1,500 times more than his co-star, Michelle Williams, for “All the Money in the World”. according to USA Today.
But it might not be worth its salt, according to a new analysis from Forbes.
Together, Wahlberg’s three most recent mainstream films that debuted before June 1 – “Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day,” “Daddy’s Home” – grossed $ 4.40 at the box office for each. $ 1 he earned by making them.
Forbes calculated the box office-earnings-paycheck ratio of actors for its 2017 list of the most overpaid players. The list, made up only of men this year, ranks the actors of Forbes’ list of the highest paid celebrities by how much money their movies earn for every $ 1 they are paid to play them.
Wahlberg also starred in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which came out in mid-June, and produced his latest film, “Daddy’s Home 2,” none of which was included in Forbes’ calculation.
British actor Christian Bale came in second on the list, thanks in large part to his flop “The Promise” in 2016. The big-budget Armenian Genocide film recouped around 11% of its 90% production costs. million dollars, according to Forbes. Together, Bale’s three most recent films grossed $ 6.70 at the box office for every $ 1 he earned.
And although his paychecks are modest compared to Wahlberg and Bale, Channing Tatum secured third place on the Forbes list. His three most recent films, including “Logan Lucky” in 2017, grossed $ 7.60 for every $ 1 he made making them.
To determine the ranking, Forbes deducted the estimated production budget from worldwide box office revenue for the three most recent non-animated films by an actor released before June 1, 2017. Forbes then divided that by the estimated salary of the actor for these films. to determine a ROI figure.
“While these returns seem exceptional to investors in stocks or bonds, Hollywood accounting means they are much worse than they appear,” wrote a Forbes staff member. Nathalie Robehmed. “Studios and exhibitors need to divide global box office totals; add multi-million dollar advertising and release costs not included in production budgets and movies quickly get more expensive. “
Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt round out the top five in the charts, whose last three films grossed $ 10.50 and $ 11.50 at the box office, respectively, for every $ 1 earned.