This Year's Most Overpaid Actor Is...
Adam Sandler
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Dec 10, 2013 12:30 PM CST
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(Newser) – Some celebrities may be worth the staggering paychecks they cash every year. But, according to Forbes' most recent list for 2013, a few actors and actresses definitely weren't. Topping "2013's Most Overpaid Actors" is none other than Adam Sandler. According to Forbes, Sandler may be able to rake in $15 million for a movie, but he doesn't always bring in the big bucks for studios: Jack & Jill cost around $80 million to produce but could only scrape together a grand total of $150 million—not a huge profit margin, considering the studio had to pay for advertising too. And That's My Boy did even worse: The film had an estimated budget of $70 million and grossed only $57 million worldwide. Following Sandler on the list: Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon, Nicolas Cage, and Kevin James.

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ED
Dec 11, 2013 7:15 PM CST
All my unfavorite "actors", but how did they miss Ben Stillborn?
DougMasters
Dec 11, 2013 6:41 AM CST
This isn't a reflection on the actors or the films. Bad films have been made with par hollywood actors for a long time. This has everything to do with cost. The types of movies these people make aren't a real full blown theater experience, which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't super expensive to see a film. So people save it for the big excitement pictures. The movie industry is just bloated....
youngblood
Dec 10, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Out of all mentioned I do like Kevin James. I think he's getting a bad rap for being in Adam Sandler movies who is not funny. Sandler's only movie worth watching is Funny People