Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell Top List of Most Overpaid Actors

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Hollywood is taking its box office bombs to the bank, according to a new ranking released by Forbes magazine Wednesday.

Will Ferrell tops the list of stars who cost more than their movies do, taking in one dollar for every $3.29 his films make. The 42-year-old star — known for his man-child roles in comedies including Elf — was pushed to No. 1 on the Forbes list because of Land of the Lost, which earned just $65 million worldwide after a $100 million price tag.

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Tom Cruise — who celebrates his third wedding anniversary with wife, Katie Holmes today — came in sixth, earning one dollar for every $7.18 his movies earn. Forbes reports that the 47-year-old even skips out on an up-front lump sum in exchange for a large chunk of his films' initial gross dollars, earning a paycheck even if his bosses don't.

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Rounding out the top 10 list? Ice Cube, Ewan McGregor, Billy Bob Thornton, Eddie Murphy, Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Jim Carrey.

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In order to make the Forbes list, each celeb had to star in at least three blockbuster movies in the last five years. The return-on-investment dollar amount was calculated based on dividing the films' operating costs by the actors' total compensation.

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