For a second year in a row, Adam Sandler heads Forbes' list of most overpaid actors.
The comedian returns only $3.20 for every $1 paid, said the magazine, which looked at stars' last three major releases, excluding animated films, and compared box-office and budgets to the stars' compensation. Sandler's 2013 ensemble movie "Grown Ups 2" was a hit, Forbes said, but did not make up for the poor performances of his starring vehicles "Jack and Jill" (2011) and "That's My Boy" (2012).
Sandler's relative worth has dropped through the decade. He was No. 9 on the list of overpaid actors in 2010 and No. 7 in 2011 and 2012.
Johnny Depp came in second, returning $4.10 for every $1 paid, thanks to the disappointing box office of "Dark Shadows" (2012) and "The Lone Ranger" (2013). Poor returns for "Tower Heist" (2011) and "The Watch" (2012) brought Ben Stiller to No. 3 despite an adequate take for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013).
The methodology produced some results even Forbes conceded appeared odd, with Channing Tatum at No. 7 and Sandra Bullock at No. 9. No one in Hollywood considers them overpaid, the magazine said, but low advances and high back end percentages for his "Magic Mike" (2012) and her "The Blind Side" (2009) and "Gravity" (2012) resulted in huge paychecks when those movies became hits.