Hollywood is a business. There are groups of people out there that create films as a passion for art, but for the most part, it's all about the money. Hollywood comes down to how much money they'll get in return for their movies. It's the Hollywood ROI (return on investment) that allows for such crazy budgets and contracts with top notch actors. It's interesting to see just how much money a movie can make based on which A-List actor they use.

Here are three top actors and their dollar for dollar value (for every million paid, they bring in x amount):

Tom Cruise: Dollar for Dollar Brings In The Most

Tom Cruise: Dollar for Dollar Brings In The Most

Tom Cruise
Average Box Office Gross - $96 Million
Average Salary Per Movie - $25 Million
Dollar For Dollar Value - 3.84 Million
Top Paid Movie - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol $75 Million
(Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Grossed $700+ Million)


Can Will Smith Take The Top Spot Back?

Can Will Smith Take The Top Spot Back?

Will Smith
Average Box Office Gross - $134 Million 
Average Salary Per Movie - $20 Million
Dollar for Dollar Value - 6.7 Million
Top Paid Movie - I, Robot $28 Million
(I, Robot Grossed $347+ Million)


Leonardo DiCaprio
Average Box Office Gross - $93 Million
Average Salary Per Movie - $20 Million
Dollar for Dollar Value - 4.65 Million
Top Paid Movie - Inception $59 Million
(Inception Grossed $825+ Million)

The Unsung Hero Among Actors

The Unsung Hero Among Actors


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