#1 Will Ferrell

To qualify for Forbes' Most Overpaid Stars list, each actor had to have starred in at least three movies over the last five years that opened in more than 500 theaters.  Forbes then divided total operating income on the three films by the actor's total compensation, including salaries and earnings from DVD and TV sales. What follows is a list of the most overpaid stars.<br>
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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001666" title="Will Ferrell" href="/topic/entertainment/will-ferrell-PECLB001666.topic">Will Ferrell</a> came in at #1, which considering that his last big movie was <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000004380" title="Land of the Lost (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/land-of-the-lost-%28movie%29-ENMV000004380.topic">"Land of the Lost,"</a> we are hardly surprised. For each $1 Ferrell makes, his films earn $3.29.<br>
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<i>-- Andrea Reiher, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2It</a></i><br>
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To qualify for Forbes' Most Overpaid Stars list, each actor had to have starred in at least three movies over the last five years that opened in more than 500 theaters. Forbes then divided total operating income on the three films by the actor's total compensation, including salaries and earnings from DVD and TV sales. What follows is a list of the most overpaid stars.

Will Ferrell came in at #1, which considering that his last big movie was "Land of the Lost," we are hardly surprised. For each $1 Ferrell makes, his films earn $3.29.

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2It

Related:
Forbes' Top Male Earners in Prime-time

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