Special Report

Movies That Made the Most Money With the Fewest Dollars

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

65. Home Alone (1990)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $31.80
> Worldwide profit: $461.7 million — #166 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $15.0 million — #2,425 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $476.7 million — #224 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $285.8 million — #102 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of E Stars Films

64. Dangal (2016)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $32.10
> Worldwide profit: $295.6 million — #324 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $9.5 million — #2,820 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $305.1 million — #460 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $12.4 million — #2,790 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of FilmDistrict

63. Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $32.40
> Worldwide profit: $156.9 million — #678 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $5.0 million — #3,052 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $161.9 million — #955 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $83.6 million — #850 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

62. Juno (2007)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $33.10
> Worldwide profit: $224.5 million — #464 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $7.0 million — #2,932 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $231.5 million — #640 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $143.5 million — #401 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Miramax

61. Swingers (1996)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $33.10
> Worldwide profit: $6.4 million — #2,597 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $200,000 — #3,455 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $6.6 million — #3,226 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $4.5 million — #3,113 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

60. The Sound of Music (1965)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $34.90
> Worldwide profit: $278.0 million — #346 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $8.2 million — #2,874 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: — #499 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $163.2 million — #320 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of American International Pictures

59. The Last House on the Left (1972)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $35.60
> Worldwide profit: $3.0 million — #2,719 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $87,000 — #3,464 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $3.1 million — #3,343 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $3.1 million — #3,200 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

58. The Exorcist (1973)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $35.70
> Worldwide profit: $416.2 million — #195 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $12.0 million — #2,614 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $428.2 million — #268 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $230.3 million — #152 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Trimark Pictures

57. Cube (1997)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $35.90
> Worldwide profit: $8.7 million — #2,517 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $250,000 — #3,451 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $9.0 — #3,146 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $489,220 — #3,362 out of 3,469

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

56. Fantasia (1940)
> Avg return for every dollar in production budget: $36.50
> Worldwide profit: $81.0 million — #1,173 out of 3,469
> Production budget: $2.3 million — #3,286 out of 3,469
> Worldwide gross: $83.3 million — #1,595 out of 3,469
> Domestic gross: $83.3 million — #856 out of 3,469

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