Captain America: Civil War is currently the highest grossing film of 2016. The Marvel Studios picture took in over $1. 1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the second highest grossing standalone superhero flick for the studio. The film, which starred Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. received critical acclaim thanks to the awesome performances of both leads, as well as the fantastic direction provided by Joe and Anthony Russo. Evans has portrayed the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America since 2011, appearing in The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Of course, Evans has entertained tights before as he played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the first two Fantastic Four films back in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
According to Forbes, Evans has been named the Best Actor For The Buck in Hollywood. This annual tradition ties the actor’s or actress’ last three films’ box office, then calculates the operating income of them, and divides it by the actor’s estimated pay for those movies. So, by that model, Evans returned $135.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The last three films Evans appeared in were The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron and Civil War.
Fellow Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson finished in second and third place respectively. For every $1 Pratt was paid, he brought in $125.40. This is thanks to Pratt’s roles in Guardians of The Galaxy and The LEGO Movie. Johansson brought in $88.60 for every $1 she was paid thanks to her roles in Lucy, Age of Ultron and Civil War.
The Top 5 are outlined below:
Chris Evans, returned $135.80 for each $1 paid.
Chris Pratt, returned $125.40 for each $1 paid.
Scarlett Johansson, returned $88.60 for each $1 paid.
Mila Kunis, returned $49.50 for each $1 paid.
Vin Diesel, returned $32 for each $1 paid.
So, if you are a young actor wanting to succeed in Hollywood, call yourself Chris! Jokes aside, it is incredibly cool to see an actor such as Chris Evans top this as I feel he is extremely underrated. Hopefully his role in Marc Webb’s Gifted changes that, and shows audiences his remarkable range.
Captain America: Civil War is on Blu-Ray and DVD now. You can check out the trailer for Gifted below: