Johnny Depp Is Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actor for the Second Year in a Row (Sorry, Adam Sandler)

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Johnny Depp is back at it with the inflated paycheck: The actor has again been named Forbes’ reigning overpaid actor. It’s debatable whether the Pirates of the Caribbean star adds to a movie’s quality, but it turns out he doesn’t add much to the bottom line. To crunch the numbers, Forbes analyzed every actor’s latest three notable releases, dividing the movie’s “operating income” by the talent’s estimated pay. The conclusion: Depp only returns $2.80 of every dollar he’s paid. Now that it’s his second year topping the list, he’s tied with Adam Sandler, who got the top (dis)honor in 2013 and 2014. Is 2017 the year Depp pulls a hat trick? See the rest of the list, below:

  1. Johnny Depp, returns $2.80 for each $1 paid
  2. Will Smith, returns $5 for each $1 paid
  3. Channing Tatum, returns $6 for each $1 paid
  4. Will Ferrell, returns $6.50 for each $1 paid
  5. George Clooney, returns $6.70 for each $1 paid
  6. Adam Sandler, returns $7.60 for each $1 paid
  7. Mark Wahlberg, returns $9.20 for each $1 paid
  8. Leonardo DiCaprio, returns $9.90 for each $1 paid
  9. Julia Roberts, returns $10.80 for each $1 paid
  10. Bradley Cooper, returns $12.10 for each $1 paid

Johnny Depp Is Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actor