LOS ANGELES – Russell Crowe snagged the No. 1 spot as Forbes' worst earner in Hollywood, according to its Ultimate Star Payback list.
According to Forbes.com, the "Cinderella Man" couldn’t turn a pumpkin into a payday for his movies from box office bucks, yet he still got paid plenty himself.
For every dollar he received for movies such as "Master & Commander" and "Cinderella Man," Crowe’s films earned just $5.
Yet his "American Gangster," which was not factored into Forbes’ calculations, should bump him lower on next year’s list. The movie, which cost $100 million to make, had already earned $173 million worldwide at the box office at the Forbes article's press time.
Nicole Kidman also appears on the list, earning about $15 million for "The Golden Compass," which took in just $26 million nationally and $55 million internationally last weekend.