Although many believe that film or movies business is risky and most movies actually are the loss-making proposition, however, return on investment stats about many films reveals that if the business plan of films is executed correctly it can actually be very profitable and in many cases return on investment can exceed 1000 percent.
Perhaps this could be one of the reasons many corporate houses have shifted into filmmaking business in India. Below are some of the films which have earned around 1000 % ROI or even more based on IMDB data.
(1) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)
$119,078,393 (USA) (1 October 2004)
ROI 1883 Percent
This film was badly edited and was actually more like a documentary film, however, earned more than 1800 percent return on investment.
(2)Slum Dog Millionaire
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
$141,319,195 (USA) (22 May 2009)
ROI 840 Percent
Although many Indians believe that film was not a true representation of Indian life and somehow film depicted India in a bad light, however, the film was box office hit.
(3) The King’s Speech (2010)
Budget: $15MM (estimated)
OPENING WKD $355K (USA)
Gross $386MM (Worldwide) | $139MM (USA)
(4) Paranormal Activity (2007)
Budget: $15K (estimated)
OPENING WKD $78K (USA)
Gross: $195MM (Worldwide) | $108MM (USA)