Grown Ups star Adam Sandler beats Knock Up’s Heigl to top Forbes most overpaid actor list

Adam Sandler has topped the list of Forbes magazine’s most overpaid actors of the year, ahead of Katherine Heigl. The Grown Ups star is paid approximately $15 million (£10 million) per film, but his return on profit is not worth the payout, according to magazine bosses – for every dollar the star is paid he brings in $3.40 (£2.26) in profit, according to statistics.
For example, Jack & Jill grossed $150 million (£100 million) but cost an estimated $80 million (£53.3 million) to make, and That’s My Boy had an estimated budget of $70 million (£46.6 million) and only brought in $57 million (£38 million) at the box office.
Coming in second is Heigl, who returns an average of $3.50 (£2.30) for every dollar she is paid.
Rounding out the top five are Reese Witherspoon, Nicolas Cage, and Sandler’s Grown Ups sidekick Kevin James.