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Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid star, says Forbes

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Will Ferrell is Hollywood’s most overpaid star, according to an annual Forbes.com study that examined the average return of investment for each dollar spent on an actor’s salary. Forbes claims that for every dollar Ferrell was paid, the comedian’s films earned $3.29 — the lowest amount among Hollywood’s 100 biggest stars. Most of the blame can be placed on Ferrell’s summer bomb, Land of the Lost, which grossed only $64.8 million worldwide, but had an estimated budget of $100 million. Below is Forbes’ list of the 10 most overpaid stars, with each actor’s average return on investment in parenthesis:

1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)

2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)

3. Billy Bob Thornton ($4.00)

4. Eddie Murphy ($4.43)

5. Ice Cube ($4.77)

6. Tom Cruise ($7.18)

7. Drew Barrymore ($7.43)

8. Leonardo DiCaprio ($7.52)

9. Samuel L. Jackson ($8.59)

10. Jim Carrey ($8.62)