Chris Evans crowned best actor for the buck, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid

Audiences absolutely loved Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean, which grossed at a whopping $3.7billion, making it one of the most successful movie franchises of all time.

Time Magazine

Forbes has released its list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors for the year 2015 and leading that list is the wildly eccentric, Johnny Depp, whose recent movies racked in $1.20 for every $1 he was paid for the part, taking over the spot from actor, Adam Sandler who held it for two years.

Audiences absolutely loved Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean, which grossed at a whopping $3.7billion, making it one of the most successful movie franchises of all time.

However, as or , he just didn’t seem to rake in the big bucks at the ticket booths.

Perhaps his following two sequels will take him off the list for next year as Alice Through The Looking Glass and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are due to come out in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Following behind Johnny Depp on the list is Denzel Washington, who raked in $6.50 on every dollar and third is Will Ferrell with a close ($6.80/$1). Others on the list include, Liam Neeson ($7.20/$1) and Will Smith ($8.60/$1) whose earnings from movies Concussion and Focus did not match ticket sales.

While Chris Evans tops the Forbes list for Hollywood’s Best Actor For The Buck as he returns a shattering $181.80 for every dollar earned for his role in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Mila Kunis follows next ($87.30/$1) with Scarlet Johansson in third place and Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor, the God of Thunder in the Avengers franchise also making the list. The Avengers franchise were some of the big earners at the box office this year with combined ticket sales worth billions of dollars, resulting in most of the actor’s names on the list.

To compile the list,looked at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2015 — not counting animated movies, cameos, or films released on fewer than 2,000 screens. The number-crunchers then examined the estimated production budgets, global box office grosses, and stars’ paydays to come up with a final return-on-investment figure.

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