Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the most profitable movie of all time earning a 6150% return on investment.

                               

This movie made over $368.7 million worldwide, becoming one of the top romantic films of the 21st Century with just a 5 million dollar budget. It was even the fifth highest grossing film in 2002. I find this shocking.
 
-Nick


62 comments:

Robert Fünf said...

I remember it was a huge success, but I thought the most profitable was Paranormal Activity?

rightwingjustice said...

great movie.

brsrkr said...

Lol i love this movie, haha i mean by just reading the title...
big fat... Greek wedding lol, following and supporting to share your posts :)

rifleman1007 said...

Wow didn't know that I will have to pull that one out at some time.
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OFCHokkaido said...

Awesome layout man. im jealous! Keep the posts coming =p

1HipHopBlog said...

That is crazy! 1+ follower.

Wheeler Escavo said...

Never seen it, don't plan on it, hopefully that makes you feel slightly better.

CD-Roomba said...

just because of those figures, i will never watch this movie. no romantic comedy deserves that much recognition.
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Lhosreiff said...

Holy shit thats a lot of money. I always figured this thing flopped.

Mike said...

wow is that so? i remember being forced to watch this money when i was a kid. i was like ugh oh no a boring grown up movie...but it was actually pretty funny. i guess they didnt invest so much money and thats what made it some much profitable.

Sarai said...

This is quite shocking...I remember it being funny but it wasn't that great lol x

jamierod.rodriguez said...

Wow, now compare this to Avatar, costing close to $250 million, and grossing $3 billion. Imagine a 6000% profit margin on that; INSANE. Just puts it all into perspective.

Ender said...

interesting post, keem em comin! followed

DorfinAllDay said...

wow i didnt know that

naturalcauses said...

WOW I had no idea... (+followed)

lazyboyniko said...

Nice blog man. A good read. Following

John A.S. said...

that's a sick ROI!!
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Cpt Pownzor said...

i threw up in my mind. I am surprised it wasn't blair witch that movie was shot cheap as hell

Admin said...

That's weird. I guess in the end, the movies that are cheaper make more for this though. If I make a movie and spend ten bucks, it wouldn't have to make THAT much to beat this.
Still impressive though.

Photo Blog said...

saw 1, paranormal activity comes to mind while on the subject xD

Cody said...

Haven't seen it, curious now...

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KylePIB said...

that is crazy!!!

Come At Me Bro said...

I should see this!

Picnaster said...

Had't seen it yet... But it doesn't seems to be the kind I like XD
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AllenTesch said...

Guess you could call that a Big Fat Return on Investment.

Danny Murphy said...

Could have sworn that it was the Blair Witch Project

Royalist Cod said...

I´m considering goin to greece now, settle down, marry a nice girl, then lock her in the basement and force her to cook gyros for me.

Antiquated said...

Ridiculous, wish I could make some bank like that.

Anders said...

Saw the movie. But I really hated it tbh :/

Craptcha Carry said...

Shame it was a shit movie then

Erika said...

I thought this movie was okay tbh. Watchable.

But seriously? People liked this movie that much??? =s

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Synesthetic said...

I thought the first Saw movie was one of the most profitable, being such a huge success and costing so little to make.

Ambi said...

Haven't watched this one yet, i'm not really into romantic movies. But i think i'll give it a try

Raw News said...

absurd.

just absurd.

I don't even know what to say to that.

I never even saw it, it seemed a little too lowbrow for my tastes, lol.

Triper said...

It can be funny one ! :) I will watch this tonight. Thanks!

Patres said...

I saw it, it was pretty funny, but had no idea it had so much return!

McGormick said...

Now my kind of movie even though the crator has done some other great works.

Stein said...

This was a crap movie. The only thing I saw in its plot was one guy ruining his life on banging a greek ugly chick.

I really, really, really dislike this shit movie, and nowing that it actually made a profit... fffffffff!

Graff said...

it shocks me aswell, i was dissapointed by this movie

Digbert said...

never seen it, should I? :P

HJohnson said...

I hated this movie lol

The Loudest Fan said...

While I am a bit surprised that this particular film holds such a title, I'm very glad to hear that a profit record like that is held by a decent movie, rather than some turd put forth by the James Camerons and Michael Bays of the world (yes, I absolutely put those two hacks on the same level)

Daily01 said...

Have seen it once. Not really bad, not really great. But wow, did it make so much profit. Great post. following

Stevesonaplane said...

I remember not hating the movie til the second...third...fourth..fifth...timewatching it....oh god.

The Harber Master said...

That's amazing!

husar said...

nice post

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DYLON said...

this movie was huge, led to the main actress being in tons of other movies that all sucked. she's fallen off now fsho, but who cares when you have all that money.

Kontingency said...

Shocking indeed i had no idea. i watched this along time ago with my girlfriend and didnt really find anything of real interest in it.

tobiasroehmer said...

amazing movie

incognito19 said...

wow thats hard to believe, i mean it wasnt even that good a movie to start with tbh.. oh well, hollywood for you!

King Elysium said...

great blog, following

Cree said...

wow I've never even seen it.. is it really that good?

dv90 said...

How is that possible, I haven't even seen it.

AndrewT789 said...

awesome film...
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eXo said...

I hated this movie haha. Can't believe it did that well..

Colin B said...

...and I've never even seen it :(

McGormick said...

How can you not have seen it? I thought it was something they showed at schools and stuff.

314 In The Sky said...

I loved this movie when it came out, though it was going to be a boring chick flick, but i was greatly surprised

THRASHER said...

shocking indeed.

i didn't even enjoy it that much.

Joe said...

I think the movie deserves it. A true indie gem

Merkin said...

That is insane. What about Paranormal Activity, the budget for that was 15 thousand I thought?

thrashblade21 said...

Not sure what was that great about this movie to be honest. I seen it and it was alright, but it really wasn't that great of a movie.. Eh. Over hype I guess.