Eddie Murphy is Hollywood's most overpaid actor.
What do you mean you didn't see "Imagine That," "A Thousand Words," or "Meet Dave?" Oh ... right. Nobody did.
Forbes on Tuesday released the list and said Murphy won the title by bringing back an average of $2.30 for every $1 paid for starring in his last three films. The films in question have to open in more than 2,000 theaters.
Ranking second behind Murphy is Katherine Heigl. For every dollar she was paid on her last three movies, they earned an average of $3.40.
After hits like "Knocked-Up," "27 Dresses" and "The Ugly Truth," Heigl's salary shot up to the $12 million range. Unfortunately, the films she's made at that price pointhave failed to deliver, says Forbes. Her most recent film, "One For The Money," earned only $37 million on an estimated $40 million budget. She has a chance to recover, however, with next release "The Big Wedding," schedule for release in April and features Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon and Amanda Seyfried.
Drew Barrymore topped last year's list, but wasn't in the most recent top 10 because she hasn't starred in three big releases over the last three years.
Reese Witherspoon ranks third with an average $3.90 return for every $1 she made, by making films like 2010's "How Do You Know." With a ridiculously high budget of $120 million -- a big chunk of which went to salaries for Witherspoon and big-name co-stars Paul Rudd, Jack
Witherspoon's most recent film "This Means War," didn't help much. The $65 million action comedy did OK, earning $157 million worldwide, but it wasn't enough to get Witherspoon off the overpaid list.
Sandra Bullock finished fourth, with a $5 return for every $1 she was paid. In 2009 Bullock starred in one of the biggest films of the year, "The Blind Side." According to Forbes, not only did it earn $310 million at the box office globally, it was made for just $30 million, making it one of the most profitable films of the year. It was also a big earner for Bullock, who had a profit-sharing deal on the project. But her two other films of the last three years were stinkers: "All About Steve" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
Rounding out the top five is Jack Black, whose films returned only $5.20 for every $1 he was paid. Last year's comedy "The Big Year" barely registered at the box office.