LOS ANGELES: Vince Vaughn is the best star for the buck, says Forbes magazine.

Vaughn raked in $14.73 of gross income for studios for every dollar he was paid for The Break-up, Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball, the magazine calculated for its special entertainment issue.

“That’s because until recently his salary was relatively low, and the films he was in had modest budgets yet did extremely well at the box office,” Forbes said.

Forbes said it compiled the Ultimate Star Payback list by looking at the stars’ last three films that opened wide in at least 1,000 theatres before 2008 and were made in the last five years.

Tobey Maguire ranked 2 with a gross income return of $13.44 for Spider-Man sequels and Seabiscuit. Julia Roberts was in third place ($13.19). Brad Pitt ranked fourth with $12.73, followed by Naomi Watts and Matt Damon ($12.16 each), George Clooney ($11.56), Jennifer Aniston ($10.48), Hugh Jackman ($9.90) and Ben Stiller ($9.50).