The Harry Potter films have already been named the highest grossing film franchise according to Forbes, and now Forbes has named a Harry Potter actor, or rather, THE Harry Potter actor, on their list of “Hollywood’s Best Actor’s For the Buck”.
Shalom Life reports that Daniel Radcliffe has achieved the number five position on this list, with “$30.50 for every dollar a studio shells out”. Forbes explains their method of compiling the list by saying:
“To compile our list, we used data on actors’ earnings gathered for our 'Celebrity 100' list. Box office grosses and budget estimates are from 'Box Office Mojo'. We looked at the last three films each actor starred in over the last three years that opened in more than 2,000 theaters, calculating the return on investment for the studios who pay his (or her) salary. We didn’t count movies where the actor was in a supporting or large ensemble role and we didn’t count animated movies. The actors who score well on this list tend to have small paydays and star in highly profitable movies.”
Natalie Portman, who “makes $42.70 for every dollar the studio pays her”, according to Forbes, took the number one position.
Have you seen this list? What do you think of their rankings and calculation methods?