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Will Ferrell Tops Hollywood’s 10 Most Overpaid Stars of 2009

Forbes compiled a list of stars who command a high salary but whose movies are box office flops. Comedian Will Ferrell leads the Top 10.

According to Forbes, Ferrell’s films in the last 12 months earn an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. His last film “Land of the Lost” made $49,392,095.00 but the film’s production cost is $100 million making it a major flop for a big-budget summer event film.

Here are the year’s Top 10 “Flop” stars in Hollywood, if you must:

1. Will Ferrell – 1$:$3.29
2. Ewan McGregor – $1:$3.75
3. Billy Bob Thornthon – 1$:$4
4. Eddie Murphy – 1$:$4.43
5. Ice Cube – 1$:$4.47
6. Tom Cruise – $1:$7.18
7. Drew Barrymore – $1:$7.43
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – $1:$7.52
9. Samuel L. Jackson – $1:$7.59
10. Jim Carrey – $1:$8.62

In contrast, the year’s most bankable star is Shia LaBeouf. The Transformers star made an average of $160 for every dollar of his compensation.

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