The shady paycheck-analyzing bitches at Forbes have released their annual “Actors with too many undeserved dollars in their wallet” list (aka Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors of 2016). For the second year in a row, Johnny Depp has topped the list.
Forbes figured out the most overpaid actors like this:
Our rundown of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors looked at the last three films each actor starred in before June 2016, save animated films, movies where the actor appeared in an insignificant role, or movies that were released on fewer than 2,000 screens.We then deducted the estimated production budget from the global box office for each film according to Box Office Mojo to come up with a limited definition of each movie’s operating income. We took the total operating income from the star’s three most recent significant films then divided by the star’s estimated pay for those films to come up with a final return on investment number.
Math isn’t my strongest brain function, so I’m taking Forbes’ word for it.
Forbes blames Johnny’s overpaid-ness on Alice Through the Looking Glass bombing at the box office. They think Amber Heard’s allegations of wife abuse in the same month it was released might have made some people ditch it. Also included in the calculations were Black Mass, which didn’t do the worst at the box office, and Yoga Hosers, which barely broke the $40,000 mark. Again, I’m not good at math, but I *think* I know which one of Johnny Depp’s last three films fucked the most with those numbers.
Here’s the whole list:
1. Johnny Depp – $2.80 for every $1
2. Will Smith – $5 for every $1
3. Channing Tatum – $6 for every $1
4. Will Ferrell – $6.50 for every $1
5. George Clooney – $6.70 for every $1
6. Adam Sandler – $7.60 for every $1
7. Mark Wahlberg – $9.20 for every $1
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – $9.90 for every $1
9. Julia Roberts – $10.80 for every $1
10. Bradley Cooper – $12.10 on every $1
I don’t need math to know that Johnny Depp is overpaid. All I need is a pair of eyes. Of course he’s overpaid! His agent needs to negotiate as much paycheck cash as possible, regardless of whether or not the movie is a stinky turkey. Johnny Depp has become accustomed to a certain kind of lifestyle, and it takes a whole lot of money to maintain it. Shipping containers of scarves, silver pirate jewelry, and whatever the opposite of toothpaste is don’t come cheap, people.