The Forbes has released its annual list of the ‘The Most Overpaid Actor Of 2017‘, and poor Mark Wahlberg finds himself topping the list. This particular list is based on a valuation which included the performance of an actor’s last three non-animated, large-scale movies released prior to June 1, 2017. So how did Mark Wahlberg made it to the top of the list that no one really wants to top?
As per the Forbes report, Mark Wahlberg has made over $68 million pre-tax this year. Wahlberg pulled in only $4.40 at the box office for every dollar spent on his services. His low return numbers were fuelled by several high profile bombs. Ever since Daddy’s Home turned out to be a sleeper hit in 2015, Wahlberg is yet to see a proper box office success.
Deepwater Horizon and Patriot’s Day got good reviews from the critics but underperformed at the box office. Meanwhile, Transformer: The Last Knight turned out to be one of the lowest grossing movies in the Transformers franchise. Though his last movie Daddy’s Home 2 is turning to be a hit, it was still bashed badly by the critics and worked purely based on the goodwill of the first movie.
Returning to the list, Mark Wahlberg is followed by Academy Award winner Christian Bale at the second place on the list with a $6.70 return on investment of $1. He was followed by Channing Tatum ($7.60) and Denzel Washington ($10.40) at the third and fourth position. The fifth position was taken by Brad Pitt with $11.50 return on an investment of $1.
Intriguingly, save for Tatum, rest of the actors are either Oscar-nominated (Wahlberg, Pitt – though he won two awards as producer) or Oscar winners (Bale, Washington) So it is rather disappointing to see some of the very popular stars not having a really great time at the box office. Let’s hope that 2018 bring some sunshine on their box office performances _with inputs from IANS.