In the times of recession, studios are looking for stars who not only charge huge sums of money, but also rake back profits for the producers. So, we came up with a list of stars who provide the best 'Bang For Buck' and here"s how it goes. The actor , who tops the list is none other than the Transformers superstar Shia LaBeouf, who has provided huge hits like Transformers and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. According to Forbes magazine, Shia brings $81 in profit for each dollar the studio spends on him. Crystal Skull made a profit of $790 million at the box office and it was a huge hit to say the least.
On the other hand Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen made a jaw - dropping $833 million worldwide. Anne Hathaway comes second to Shia, she earns $64 profit for studios for each dollar spent on her. Anna gets her figures, thanks to movies like Bride Wars and Alice in Wonderland.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe comes third in the list, thanks to his multi - billion dollar movie franchisee. The Boy wizard earns $61 in profits for studios for each dollar spent on him. At the fourth position is the maverick Robert Downey Jr. who has made a killing with Sherlock Holmes, and Ironman. Mr. Tony Stark earns $33 for the producers for each dollar spent on him.
Story first published: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 17:16 [IST]