We're not sure if this is a compliment or not, but Forbes magazine has named Adam Sandler as the most overpaid actor of the year.
On one hand, that doesn't sound like a bad deal: the 47-year-old comedic actor still commands a healthy payday even though his most recent movies have been widely panned Razzie Award all-stars. But on the other hand, who really wants to be known as the guy who makes more than he's worth?
According to Forbes, the "Grown Ups" star can demand a $15 million-and-higher paycheck despite the fact that his rate of return on the investment isn't pretty.
By examining his last three films within the past three years up until June 1, the magazine calculates that for every dollar Sandler earns, he brings in just $3.40. That math factors in two of Sandler's most recent flops, 2011's "Jack and Jill" and 2012's "That's My Boy," which earned $74 million and $36.9 million at the domestic box office, respectively.
The reason he can still ask for such a high fee is because not all of his movies are disasters. There are some projects, like, this summer's "Grown Ups 2," that turn out to be wins for the studio.
Following Sandler for the not-coveted title of second most overpaid actor in Hollywood is Katherine Heigl, who's lately been trying to make the move to TV.
And in third place is Reese Witherspoon, who brings in $3.90 for every $1 she's paid.
interesting. What they do not figure out is the math – he makes $15 million. multiply that by 3.4 and his movies are averaging over 50 million. So the studio only takes 10% of that – 5 million. Much more than someone who brings in 10 million but only makes 1 million per movie – studio profit on that is 1 million.
Overpaid for a reason.
Paying him one dollar for the crap he does is over paying. This guy is talentless and pathetic.
OH WELL....WHEN WE TELL HUBSGTER THE OTHER SH....T ... THIS WILL BE THE END OF YOUR
Because you are a f king moron
THAT'S EASY...YOUR A FKING LOSER....HUBBY GONNA FIND THE REST SOON AND THEN ITS HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO YOU FROM THE I CREW....
GEE CUZ MAYBE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE FKING LOSERS....THAT COULD BE IT..
NAILED AT MIDNIGHT-
SHE CAN'T REGISTER WHY NOBODY CAN STAND HER, SHE CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY EVERY TALKS ABOUT HER....FKIGN LOSER44
CUZ YOUR A FKING LOSER THAT'S WHY...HAAAAAAAAAAAA
REPORTED AS ABUSE AT MIDNIGHT...PRINT AND FILE WITH GALAXY 4 FACEBOOK CONFESSION ALONG WITH ROUTE.....
WHO DO PEOPLE HATE ME.....CUZ YOUR A FKING LOSER--DUZ THE BOYFRIEND KNOW THE REST OF THE SH-T....NOT YET....BUT HE WILL
REPORTED AT MIDNIGHT JOE.
BECAUSE YOUR A LOSERS FATHIPS....HAAAAAAAAAAAA......WAIT UNTIL THE BOYFRIEND HEARS HOW
LOYAL YOU ARE....MIKE...REPORTED
ANSWER? BECAUSE YOUR A FKING LOSER...
FACEBOOK ROUTED RIGHT TOO HER AND HER FKING LOSER FRIENDS..
SHE WAS REPORTED FOR FACEBOOK....A CHANGED HO..
SHE CONFESSED AND WAS REPORTED AT MIDNIGHT.....MERRY CHRISTMAS FAT HIPS...
WE'LL TELL YOU BOYFRIEND THE REST SOON...YAYAYAYAYAYAYA
OH WELL FATHIPS YOU FKED AGAIN...YOUR A CHANGED HIPPOCRITE..HAAAAAAAAA
MERRY CHRISTMAS...WAIT UNTIL YOUR BOYFRIEND FINDS OUT THE REST.....
REPORTED AT MIDNIGHT....MERRY CHRISTMAS FATHIPS...WAIT UNTIL WE TELL HIM THE OTHER SH.T
2013?!! The fact that this moron has EVER been paid for his "talent" makes him the most overpaid of all time.
REPORT HER AS ABUSE FOR FACEBOO....CONFESSION ON PRIVATE MESSAGES..
Obviously someone didn't think so did they now?
He used to produce box office revenue, so you're right, he was not considered a failure for many years. But for whatever reason – maybe Sandler is too lazy to be creative or people are sick of his act – the guy isn't earning any profits anymore. That's what the article is talking about. It's based on results not opinion.
junk actor, junk movies, yet, he still laughs daily
Say what you will about Adam Sandler, but he does know his audience. The movies he makes are crap, but that is what his audience wants and expects. They may not be art, but they rack in money from the half-wits who are his fans.
Ok... Well.... Most people forget he's also produces, writes, and directs..... Now as for us half-wits.... Adam Sandler is not always graceful but he has gotten better with age and we can appreciate that as well as his wierd sense of humor.... And finally for your not art comment.... Art is expression of self and that is what he does.... It is not his fault you cannot understand his art... And I very seriously doubt that anyone commenting right now (myself included obviously) has made a movie that made any money at all.... So as long as he is making them money (regardless of how much) why don't we keep our opinions to ourselves? Sound like a plan?
Yawn yawn ..A. Sandler is and always has been boring and pathetically talentless. The studio execs don't get $3 out of me.
^ Die. Just die and leave the rest of us alone.
BITE ME, TROLL.
Not Pliny. Wake up!
Adam Sandl-ah booby touchie!
(In Billy Madison voice)
How is bringing in 3 and half times more than you get for a job a bad thing? I wish I would get 3 and half dollars for every doller the company gets.
Because the other 2.5 has to pay for all the other costs of making the movie, not just his salary.
and a troll in his own right.
With any luck, palintwit in a car with tracy/alverez.....that plunged off a cliff.
Totally boring...even by troll standards.
Surprised they don't delete him right away. That Kat woman gets all over it the moment the foodies cry 'troll.' She can block IP's for at least a day or two. They must not be able to do that on the Marquee Blog, or we would't see so much dating site spam or the beyotch who whines about her fat hipped hacker.
him on the food blog. I think he likes to stir up trouble with the righties there. They can keep that one trick pony.
Don't encourage him. Maybe he finally realized what a pathetic 1-trick pony he is, and found another hobby.
Don't conjure forth that broken record.
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