According to Forbes,Depp,who is one of the highest-paid actors on the planet with estimated annual earnings of $30m , returned just $1.20 for every $1. His poor position is due to the financial failure of movies such as Mortdecai, Transcendence and The Lone Ranger, all of which bombed at the box office .
The Lone Ranger took the biggest hit with studio Disney estimated to have lost upwards of $150m on the western, while comedy Mortdecai pulled in just $47.4m at the global box office against a production budget of $60m alone. Sci-fi thriller Transcendence only just recouped its $100m production costs.
All 10 actors on the “most overpaid” list are male.
Second on the “most overpaid” list was Denzel Washington, who returned just $6.50 for each $1 he was paid – still more than five times what Depp recouped.
Forbes’ most overpaid actors in Hollywood 20151. Johnny Depp: $1.20 per $1
2. Denzel Washington: $6.50 per $1
3. Will Ferrell: $6.80 per $1
4. Liam Neeson: $7.80 per $1
5. Will Smith: $8.60 per $1
6. Christian Bale: $9.20 per $1
7. Channing Tatum: $10.80 per $1
8. Brad Pitt: $12.00 per $1
9. Ben Affleck: $12.30 per $1
10. Tom Cruise: $13.60 per $1