Depp ranked most overpaid actor
Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The annual Forbes list of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood ranks Johnny Depp in the top spot for the second year in a row.

To compile the list, Forbes' analysts examined the last three significant movies the actor was in prior to June.


They then calculated the operating income of those films and divided that figure by the star's estimated pay to arrive at a number for final return on investment.

By that model, they say Depp returned about $US2.80 for each dollar he was paid.


Depp last starred in Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass," which generated a disappointing $US300 million worldwide on a $US170 million budget.

The movie opened at the same time that a judge issued a restraining order against Depp after spouse Amber Heard alleged he had abused her. The couple reached a $US7 million divorce settlement in August.


Depp starred last year in the comedy "Mortdecai" and the crime drama "Black Mass," which grossed a respective $US47 million and $US100 million worldwide.

He'll appear next in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales".


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