Forbes came to this conclusion by averaging out how much money Renner's last three movies release prior to June 1, 2017, made, minus their estimated production budget, per $1 he was paid for those films and compared that number to other actors. In Renner's case, those moves were Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Captain America: Civil War, and Arrival and his average take per dollar were $93.80.
Of course, this formula doesn't take into account the strength of franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Mission: Impossible. Were fewer people going to go see Captain America: Civil War if Hawkeye wasn't in it? Were people specifically going to see Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation for Renner when Tom Cruise was the top-billed star? Forbes' calculations indicate a value correlation, but not causality.
However, Renner's average was largely boosted over his fellow Marvel stars by his co-starring performance in the Oscar-nominated Arrival, which earned $203.4 million on a $47 million budget.
Renner recently had his last shot of the year on the fourth Avengers movie.
"Alright, heading to the last shot of the year," Renner said in a video message released from the set. "I want to wish the entire cast and crew who worked so hard all year long a Merry Christmas and to the rest of you a Merry Christmas too. Woohoo, baby!"
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