Following his second-place finish behind Drew Barrymore in 2011, Forbes has declared Eddie Murphy to be the most overpaid actor in Hollywood.
After a long comedy career led him to box office successes in "Beverly Hills Cop," "The Nutty Professor," and "Shrek" -- as well as an Oscar nomination for his performance in 2006's "Dreamgirls" -- the "Saturday Night Live" alum's career has taken a dive.
Based on his last three releases' total haul in theaters and the paychecks he's received, the business magazine has determined that for every buck he was paid, it resulted in just $2.30 at the box office.
The estimate isn't hard to believe when you recall his last three major movies. "Imagine That" in 2009 sold just over $16 million worth of tickets on an estimated budget of $55 million. "Tower Heist" is his most notable hit of late, but it only grossed $78 million domestically, while the budget was $75 million. "A Thousand Words" managed $18.4 million in the United States, but cost the studio $40 million.
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