In 2011 he was Forbes second most overpaid actor. This year Eddie Murphy tops Forbes list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors.
Murphy, a one-time Oscar nominee, last three live-action films — “Imagine That,” “Tower Heist” and “A Thousand Words” — is a combined domestic box office total of $196.3 million. Forbes estimates that for every dollar Murphy was paid for those last three films, he returned $2.30 at the box office.
Not a good showing compared to his early ’80s run of the hits “48 Hrs.,” “Trading Places” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” which collectively raked in $316.3 million.