Mark Wahlberg Lands on Forbes’ 2016 List of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors
Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors on Wednesday morning, and one of Boston’s beloved stars unfortunately made the cut.
The publication ranked Mark Wahlberg as 2016’s seventh most overpaid actor, as his box office return to payday ratio was slightly less than recent Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, who came in at No. 8. Fellow New England native Adam Sandler made it onto this year’s list as well, landing in the No. 6 spot.
Black Mass actor Johnny Depp was named Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year in the row, while the top five list also included big names such as George Clooney and Will Smith.
Forbes created its rankings by examining the stars’ last three big movie roles prior to June 2016. A return on investment number was determined by adding together the operating income for each film, then dividing that figure by the actor’s approximate total pay for the projects.
According to Forbes’ calculations, Wahlberg’s average box office return was $9.20 for every $1 paid. By comparison, DiCaprio had a return of $9.90 for every $1 paid while Depp’s return was only $2.80 for every $1 paid.
Wahlberg isn’t the first local celebrity to make the annual rankings, as Ben Affleck came in at No. 9 on Forbes’ 2015 list. Fortunately, the only roundup Batfleck made this year is Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities.
Check out Forbes’ list of the top five most overpaid actors below.
1. Johnny Depp
2. Will Smith
3. Channing Tatum
4. Will Ferrell
5. George Clooney