The Forbes List of Hollywood's Most Bankable Stars
In the movie business, it takes money to make money — but how much money is anybody's guess. Luckily, Forbes magazine recently compiled a list of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, assessing each actor's "return on investment."
To determine each actor's bankability, Forbes used financial data from the last three films in which he/she played a starring role, including box office earnings and salaries.* The analysts were then able to find the average earnings of each movie compared to each dollar the star took home.
Scroll down to see who Forbes determined to be the best investments in Hollywood.
*Stats reflect films released before June of 2012.