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All bucks for nothing: Hollywood's most overpaid actor announced

All bucks for nothing: Hollywood's most overpaid actor announced

Forbes magazine has released their annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors. So who’s the king or queen of the heap?

It is tempting to think that Adam Sandler's ‘comedy’Jack and Jill would guarantee him first place on the list.

However, the lucky winner is actually Eddie Murphy, who returned $4 less than Adam.

Eddie Murphy is followed by Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock.

The magazine calculated the results based on how much on average the actor's last three films earned at the box office per dollar of the actor's pay packet.

The results indicate that for every dollar Eddie was paid for Tower Heist, A Thousand Words and Imagine That, he returned $2.30 back to the box office.

Katherine Heigl came in second due to the flop of rom-com One for the Money.

See the Forbes results below.

1. Eddie Murphy - Returns $2.30 for every $1 paid.

2. Katherine Heigl - Returns $3.40 for every $1 paid.

3. Reese Witherspoon - Returns $3.90 for every $1 paid.

4. Sandra Bullock - Returns $5 for every $1 paid.

5. Jack Black - Returns $5.20 for every $1 paid.

6. Nicolas Cage - Returns $6 for every $1 paid.

7. Adam Sandler - Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.

8. Denzel Washington - Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.

9. Ben Stiller - Returns $6.50 for every $1 paid.

10. Sarah Jessica Parker - Returns $7 for every $1 paid.

View our gallery of Eddie Murphy's biggest flops and other movie stars who have made questionable film choices:

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