Emilio Estevez Named Hollywood's Most Profitable Actor

Posted 2017/10/20 0 0

Emilio Estevez, who hasn't appeared in a movie since 2010's The Way, which he directed, is the most profitable actor in modern Hollywood.


According to data compiled by PartyCasino, which analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors, Emilio Estevez has landed top of the pile. The site says that for every $1 spent on the star's films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office.

The actor rose to fame in the '80s and early '90s, when more people went to the movies, and has acted sparingly over the past two decades. His most recent role was in the 2012 TV movie Abominable Christmas. He can be seen next in the film The Public, which he also wrote and directed.

Orher profitable stars are: Jean-Claude Van Damme raked in $4.20 for each dollar, Mel Gibson ($3.50), Tyler Perry ($3) and Dudley Moore ($3). The results for the worst return also left researchers stunned. Brad Pitt returned only 10 cents for every $1 spent, making him the least-profitable actor in Hollywood. The “Ocean’s Eleven” star was followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents) and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents). While taking just the 2010s into account, Kevin Hart was No. 1 ($3.80), Matthew McConaughey was No. 2 ($3.60) and James McAvoy was No. 3 ($3.10).

As for top-billed actresses, according to Party Casino, X-Men alum Rose Byrne scored the best return with $9.80 for every budgeted dollar. Regina Hall and Octavia Spencer closed out the top three with $3.50 and $2.90, respectively. As the New York Post points out, “women, unfortunately, are less likely to be the top-billed actor for a movie.”

Mystery films earned the most at the box office, returning $39.89 for every dollar spent, followed by horror films with $34.13, thrillers ($17.36), and documentaries ($7.38). Action films only generated $1.89 for each budget dollar, making them the least profitable. Crime pictures and musicals were the second and third lowest earners, only making $2.01 and $2.05 respectively.