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Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood’s Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

Women Out Earn The Men In Forbes List Of Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck Led By Emma Stone

While Hollywood’s current formula is focused on the lucrative model of making sequels and reboots, the always difficult to decipher question is figuring who will lead these valuable properties. While the industry continues to present more complex, interesting leading opportunities to men (particularly when it comes to blockbusters), it might be time to change their thinking.

Forbes has dropped their list of Best Actors For The Buck and the top four slots are dominated by women, who make up half of the total list. Yep, according to their stats, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman offer the best return on investment for the moviemakers, even if the number crunching doesn’t quite add up.

The financial make came up with the figures by averaging box office returns the the actor’s last three films, including DVD sales data and then running it against their salary. But let’s face it, no one is viewing Taylor Lautner as a bankable investment, he was just lucky enough to be in the “Twilight” movies and have a bit role in “Grown Ups 2.” But as a loose window into smart choices and savvy casting that has paid off, it’s interesting stuff.

Check the top ten below. The figure beside each name refers the return per dollar spent on salary.

Hollywood’s Best Actors For The Buck
1. Emma Stone $80.70
2. Mila Kunis $68.70
3. Jennifer Lawrence $68.60
4. Natalie Portman $31.30
5. Dwayne Johnson $31.10
6. Daniel Craig $25.60
7. Russell Crowe $25.60
8. Kristen Stewart $25
9. Robert Pattinson $23.50
10. Taylor Lautner $21.40

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Oh please. Twilight did not profit more when Taylor got the "heaviest" screen time. New Moon was the worst. I went to sleep trying to watch Taylor horrible acting. He is a bore. If his next movie does not do good, then he is finish.


Abduction, Taylor's "bomb" in 2011, had $82M wordwide sales with a $35M budget. Stop picking on the guy.


I love Taylor Lautner and I think he was amazing as Jacob Black! He was wonderful as both fun loving friend Jake and tortured would be lover Jacob! I also thought he and Kristen Stewart had better chemistry than she and Pattinson did! I think Taylor just needs the right role to shine! I'd love to see he and Kristen make another film together…maybe a remake of or something similar to "The Sure Thing". I think that would be a hit!


agree that lautner made the twilight franchise blow up… run the stats off boxoffice mojo for each film… two highest grossing flicks in that series were the ones where t. lautner had the heaviest screen time…coincidence, not!


Doesn't this list essentially shows that women are underpaid?


c`mon,bro.incorrectly blame Lautner for the failures, and that he will not have success in the one knows how things will pit each of them.
he is the youngest of them, he is still ahead.
i mean,Lautner is definitly hardworking guy & not afraid of difficulties, and he is in good shape,tho.


This totally makes since because there are more women in america than there are men, so women are going to be on the top of the list because fellow women want to see films with women as the leads. When is Hollywood going to realize this and stop just catering to men?


wait! Emma Stone was in a movie this year???
were Crowe and Craig the leads of what movie ???
in what movie was Mila Kunis the lead???

the one who are understandable are The Rock and Lawrence! Portman is "the girl" in THOR 2


*he was just lucky enough to be in the "Twilight" *Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart too,dude.


Too bad Emma Stone has no talent.

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