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This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again

Johnny Depp's last 3 films did not do well at the box office
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2016 11:39 AM CST
This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again
In this May 23, 2016 file photo, Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – For the second year running, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, per Forbes' annual list. Depp's last three movies (including Alice Through the Looking Glass, which totally bombed) returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The rest of the top (er, bottom?) 5:

  1. Will Smith: $5 return at the box office for every $1 he was paid.
  2. Channing Tatum: $6 return at the box office for every $1 he was paid.
  3. Will Ferrell: $6.50 return at the box office for every $1 he was paid.
  4. George Clooney: $6.70 return at the box office for every $1 he was paid.
Click for the full top 10, which does include one woman. (Read more Johnny Depp stories.)

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