Archive for tom cruise

10 Most Overpaid Movie Stars – Part 1

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2008 by funofmovie

10. Nicole Kidman

Sexy Nicole Kidman

Sexy Nicole Kidman

Kidman has an Oscar and earns $15 million paydays, but she’s proved to offer a poor return on investment. Despite bringing in $370 million in worldwide box office, The Golden Compass only grossed $3.36 for every dollar Kidman was paid.

The Invasion lost $2.68 for every dollar that went to Kidman. She has a chance for a high-profile comeback with this fall’s epic Australia, which could earn the Aussie her third best actress nomination.

For every dollar she was paid, Nicole Kidman‘s movies averaged $1 of gross income.

9. Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Garner has stayed fairly under the radar since her 2005 big-budget disaster Elektra, which cost $40 million to make and earned only $56 million worldwide. Unfortunately for Garner her follow-up films didn’t do much better.

Both Catch and Release and The Kingdom underperformed at the box office.

For every dollar she was paid, Jennifer Garner‘s movies averaged $3.60 of gross income.

8. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

His recent cameo as a foul-mouthed studio exec in Tropic Thunder is earning raves and might usher in the era of Tom Cruise comedies. In the meantime, Cruise has to deal with the fallout from his recent dramatic blunder, Lions for Lambs.

The film’s box office ($63 million worldwide) was bad enough that even without taking any upfront pay Cruise still earned the movie only $1.88 for every dollar he was paid.

For every dollar he was paid, Tom Cruise’s movies averaged $4 of gross income.

7. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

The highest paid actress in Hollywood, Diaz pulled in $50 million last year.

But her high salary makes it hard for the romantic comedies she stars in to earn a good return.

The Holiday brought in $205 million worldwide but Diaz’s high payday meant the film only grossed $3.70 for every dollar Diaz was paid.

For every dollar she was paid, Cameron Diaz‘s movies averaged $4 of gross income.

6. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

The singer/actress/designer has struggled at the box office for the past few years, choosing small projects like 2006’s El Cantante, a low-budget musical biopic starring her husband Marc Anthony, which barely registered at the box office.

Her last big film was 2005’s Monster-in-Law, which grossed $155 million worldwide returning $6.85 for every dollar Lopez was paid.

For every dollar she was paid, Jennifer Lopez‘s movies averaged $4.10 of gross income.

5. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Long gone are the days when Carrey could attract crowds with his talking backside.

The actor’s latest attempt at a serious film, last year’s The Number 23, flopped at the box office, earning only $77 million worldwide.

Jim Carrey has a chance to turn things around with this winter’s Yes Man. Carrey has so much faith in the comedy that he reportedly took no money upfront for his starring performance.

For every dollar he was paid, Jim Carrey’s movies averaged $4.11 of gross income.

http://www.forbes.com

Advertisements

Tom Cruise’s Latest Film Pushed Back

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , , on April 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Things seem to have just gone south after all those people were injured on the set of Valkyrie. And the film just hit another roadblock. Its release got pushed back until 2009.


Tom Cruise is on a roll here! His last movie Lions for Lambs grossed only $15 million. Long gone are the days of Tom being able to create a blockbuster. His best saving grace would be to put Suri in something.