Ann Oldenburg, USA Today
Time for another Forbes list.
This one is 2013's Most Overpaid Actors.
And coming in at No. 1 is ... Adam Sandler. While he can command a $15 million paycheck for a movie, says Forbes, he doesn't always bring in big bucks for studios and a string of flops hasn't helped.
His recent Grown Ups 2 did really well, grossing $246 million on a budget of $80 million, says Forbes. But Jack & Jill didn't have a large profit margin and That's My Boy was a flat-out flop.
The Top 5 Most Overpaid Actors:
1. Adam Sandler
2. Katherine Heigl
3. Reese Witherspoon
4. Nicolas Cage
5. Kevin James
Methodology/Criteria: To compile the list Forbes looked at
the last three movies each actor starred in over the past three years
ending June 1, 2013. That criteria eliminated a lot of actors right away
if they hadn't starred in three movies. Looking at payday, movie
budgets and expenses, Forbes calculated a return on investment number for each star and then averaged those numbers to get an overall return.