Not surprisingly, the rest of the list includes quite a few more Marvel stars. In fact, the top three best actors for the buck are all MCU stars. Following Evans, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt notched second on the list with his films earning $125.40 for every $1 he is paid. Chris Evans’ Captain America: Civil War co-star, Scarlett Johansson took the third spot on the list, with her films earning $88.60 for every $1 she is paid.
Mila Kunis, Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence rounded out the top ten. The list takes in to account the global box office earnings of the actors’ last three films prior to June 2016, and does not include animated movies, cameos, or films in limited release. The list follows an earlier Forbes examination that named Johnny Depp Hollywood’s most over-paid actor.
The Forbes list is an interesting exploration of which actors drive fans to the theaters. Still, the list purely takes into account salary and box office recepits without any further analysis. It would be interesting if someone analytically gifted could adjust the list, while taking into account film genre, established fanbase (of the property), social media presence, and so forth.