Data compiled by Party Casino has revealed the most and least profitable stars in Hollywood, and Emilio Estevez has landed top of the pile.
Estevez, who ruled the roost during the ’80s and ’90s thanks to roles in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire and The Mighty Ducks, enjoyed the best return for any male actor who starred in at least 10 films between the years of 1980 and 2017. To reach their somewhat surprising conclusion, Party Casino analyzed those box office numbers to determine that Emilio Estevez generated $6.70 for every $1 spent on the actor’s movies.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, meanwhile, ranked second with $4.20 for each dollar, with Mel Gibson ($3.50), Tyler Perry ($3), and Dudley Moore ($3) rounding out the top five. On the lower end of the scale, Brad Pitt was deemed Hollywood’s least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Westworld star Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).
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. But as the New York Post points out, “women, unfortunately, are less likely to be the top-billed actor for a movie,” so keep that in mind before you venture over to check out the full results.
Last and certainly not least, today’s report also applied that same formula to Hollywood’s time-honored genres, revealing that mystery films earned the most at the box office, collecting $39.89 for every dollar spent, followed by horror films with $34.13, thrillers ($17.36), and documentaries ($7.38). What’s interesting here is that action films only generated $1.89 for each dollar, which goes to show that blockbusters cost a pretty penny to make.
So, there you have it: based on Party Casino’s calculations, Emilio Estevez is the most profitable top-billed male actor in the land, with Rose Byrne scoring the best return in the female category. But what do you make of these findings? You can, as always, chime in with your thoughts via the comments section.