Highest Return on Investment (Gross / Budget)

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These are the top 20 most profitable movies based on return on investment. Return on investment has been calculated as half the worldwide gross (the amount that typically goes to the producer) divide by the budget (not including marketing expenses).

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  1. 1 new

    Paranormal Activity

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Super Size Me

    2004, in 1 top list Check
  4. 4 new

    The Blair Witch Project

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    El mariachi

    1992, in 4 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    American Graffiti

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Clerks

    1994, in 6 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Once

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    The Stewardesses

    1969, in 0 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    Napoleon Dynamite

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Open Water

    2003, in 1 top list Check
  15. 15 new

    Friday the 13th

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    The Devil Inside

    2012, in 0 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    The Big Parade

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
  20. 20 new

    Saw

    2004, in 6 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 25, 2012; source