4. Drew Barrymore
We prefer her appearances on Family Guy to her recent film work. Some movies, like Lucky You and Fever Pitch, were absolutely terrible AND did poorly at the box office. Whip It was OK, but it only brought in $13 M domestically — that’s no E.T. At the same time, Barrymore has the kind of staying power most stars only dream of. Perhaps a good long-term stock pick?
3. Eddie Murphy
Everyone longs for the days of eighties Eddie Murphy, but for the last decade he’s been making films only kids would like. This hasn’t helped his box office appeal. The Shrek films save him a little bit, and Beverly Hills IV is on its way, but for the present he’s extremely risky. One to watch now, buy later.
2. Ewan McGregor
The Island did terribly, and most of the indie fare he loves has too. In terms of money made versus money earned, he’s bad news. You might love him, but this is one stock to dump.
1. Will Ferrell
The expensive remake of Land of the Lost was a major bomb. Also, the fact that he keeps playing the same roles has grown stale. Ferrell has some smash hits from yesteryear, and Anchorman 2 could be a box office comeback, but he’s the riskiest stock on the table right now. Are you feeling lucky?