We are not really thinking about it, but film studios are making a very specific kind of investment = when hiring an actor for a job. And film studios, just like any other business is supposed to have revenue and profits from their investments. But according to the yearly report that is not always the case.
The actors are being rated according to the revenue that studio has for each dollar paid to the actor… do, in order to make “the most profitable actor” one would have to have a return of at least $70 per each dollar of payment.
Look at Jeremy Renner – the top performer on the list. For each dollar payed to him this year $82.7 was returned to the studio.
The second place is occupied by Renner’s colleague in the MCU Mark Ruffalo - $80.2 return. The third place belongs to Amy Adams - $69.9.
Here is a full list:
Jeremy Renner ($82,70)
Mark Ruffalo ($80,20)
Amy Adams ($69,90)
Gal Gadot ($60)
Chris Evans ($56,10)
Chris Hemsworth ($36,20)
Scarlett Johansson ($34,40)
Robert Downey Jr. ($24,40)
Julia Roberts ($24)
Ryan Reynolds ($22,80)
On the contrary the most overrated actors are Matthew McConaughey - $1.1, Christian Bale $1.5 and Matt Damon $3.7.
The list also includes Melissa McCarthy $4.9, Reese Witherspoon $5,2, Jennifer Lawrence $6, Charlize Theron $7,9, Tom Cruise $10,4, Tom Hanks $12,1 and Ben Affleck $12,2.