Have you ever wondered what the top most profitable movies are? Sure, Avatar broke box office records with its billion dollar return, but it also cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make—courtesy of James Cameron's groundbreaking 3D technology. Compare that to a low-budget film, like Paranormal Activity, for example, which used unknown actors and pretty much filmed within a week. It made $107.9 million at the box office – chump change compared to Avatar's profit – but Paranormal's return on investment was a whopping 719,458% thanks to its $15,000 budget.
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Fandango Data Content Manager, has contributed to various magazines including Angeleno and Teen. An avid reader, she enjoys watching books-turned-movies on the big screen and has a soft spot for all things Twilight. Her favorites include Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and the Bourne trilogy. She enjoys traveling, watching musicals and sci-fi films. She also can't resist a Hayao Miyazaki anime.