In 2015, Jennifer Lawrence made news for many spectacular reasons, one of which was calling out the misogyny in Hollywood, specifically in terms of pay gap. Now, as we bid goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016, one thing is clear -- she is worth every penny spent.
Now, with the statistics of money spent on all top-notch actors and the returns in terms of the movie collection is out, we know that most actors may not be the hit-churners we thought them to be. Johnny Depp, for example, is a very respected actor, but only returned $1.20 for every $1 spent on him. None of his recent movies have made a mark, with the widely anticipated "Mortdecai" only making $47.4m of the $60 m budget.
Following him in the Forbes' list are actors Denzel Washington, Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson each bringing back $6.50, $6.80 and $7.80 for every dollar spent on them respectively. Interestingly, not a single actress has made it to the list, which also includes Will Smith, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Tom Cruise.
Meanwhile, the best value actors, according to Forbes, is topped by Chris Evans, who reportedly brings a return of $181.80 for every dollar spent on him. Mila Kunis follows at $87.30 return and Scarlett Johansson with $84.90. Emma Stone brings a return of $54 for $1 spent and "Thor" Chris Hemsworth brings in $42.10.
Lawrence herself is ranked 8 in the best value actors of 2015 list, bringing in $39.10 for every $1 spent on her. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is ranked 10 with $28.10 return.
According to BBC, the rankings are done by counting three major films that each actor has appeared in since June 2015, and taking away the estimated production budget away from the global box office return for each movie and working out each one's operating income. This figure is added to the estimated total salary of each actor cross their three films to identify the "final figure for return on investment".