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Surprising Movies with the Highest Percentage of ROI (20 pics)

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Budget: $1,000,000

Profit: $11,191,847

Shot with only a $1,000,000 budget, the film took in nearly $60 million worldwide, leaving it with a R.O.I. of 1,101%.

Black Swan

Budget: $13,000,000

Profit: $148,130,645

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller performed brilliantly, achieving a R.O.I. of 1,039%.

Slumdog Millionaire

Budget: $14,000,000

Profit: $163,354,988

The Oscar winning film from Danny Boyle earned $385 million worldwide, and scored a R.O.I. 1,067%.

The Purge

Budget: $3,000,000

Profit: $35,920,740

Writer/director James DeMonaco’s innovative take on anarchy ended up scoring a R.O.I. of 1,097%.

The Fault in our Stars

Budget: $12,000,000

Profit: $146,328,566

The John Green book made into a movie turned a profit of nearly $150 million, with a R.O.I. of 1,119%.

Magic Mike

Budget: $7,000,000

Profit: $89,660,661

Combine Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in a role where they patrol stripping and what do you get? $170 million in ticket sales and a R.O.I. of 1,181%.

The King’s Speech

Budget: $15,000,000

Profit: $196,296,922

The historic drama scored a R.O.I. of 1,209%.

Beauty and the Beast

Budget: $20,000,000

Profit: $287,924,831

The first Disney movie appearing on this list earned the biggest profit and started out with the biggest budget. What does that mean? Well, in this case, a R.O.I. of 1,340% percent.


Budget: $6,500,000

Profit: $98,033,662

Another horror film that managed to creep its way to more than $250 million in ticket sales across the globe, which yielded a R.O.I. of 1,408%.


Budget: $12,000,000

Profit: $222,629,082

The cult classic and still terrifying ‘Jaws’ racked up a R.O.I. of 1,755%.

Reservoir Dogs

Budget: $1,200,000

Profit: $22,452,279

Earning a well-deserved R.O.I. of 1,771% percent, Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut gunned its way to becoming the tenth most profitable movie.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Budget: $3,180,000

Profit: $60,536,880

Frank Capra’s uplifting holiday classic might be the oldest movie on this list, but it had a R.O.I. of 1,804%.

Young Frankenstein

Budget: $2,800,000

Profit: $57,510,448

The famous Mel Brooks’ classic scored a R.O.I. of 1,954%.


Budget: $1,500,000

Profit: $34,401,198

Another horror film that managed to scare up a huge audience, Insidious possesses a R.O.I. of 2,139% percent.

Paranormal Activity 2

Budget: $3,000,000

Profit: $77,144,539

While its budget dwarfed the original, the sequel to the wildly popular Paranormal Activity ended up with a R.O.I. of 2,471%.

God’s Not Dead

Budget: $1,150,000

Profit: $31,357,058

Sticking around in theatre’s for 20 weeks, this Kevin Sorbo film scored a R.O.I. of 2,627%.


Budget: $6,000,000

Profit: $184,126,016

Grease sang and danced its way to the near top of the list with a R.O.I. of %2,969 percent.

Peter Pan

Budget: $4,000,000

Profit: $139,757,670

This Walt Disney classic, with its widespread appeal to children and adults alike, had a total R.O.I. of 3,394% percent.

The Devil Inside

Budget: $1,000,000

Profit: $37,316,634

In an attempt at recreating Paranormal Activity, The Devil Inside made a pretty penny. Their R.O.I. ended up being 3,632%.

Paranormal Activity

Budget: $450,000

Profit: $89,318,792

The classic ‘home footage horror film’ tops the list with a R.O.I of 19,749%.

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