What was the most profitable film of all time (Based on ROI)? Here are the top 20 (#1 May Frighten You)

1. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $450,000
Profit: $89,318,792

Return on Investment (ROI): 19,749%

2. THE DEVIL INSIDE (2012)

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Budget: $1,000,000
Profit: $37,316,634

Return on Investment (ROI): 3632%

3. PETER PAN (1953)

Budget: $4,000,000
Profit: $139,757,67

Return on Investment (ROI): 3394%

4. GREASE (1978)

 

Budget: $6,000,000
Profit: $184,126,016

Return on Investment (ROI): 2969%

5. GOD’S NOT DEAD (2014)

Budget: $1,150,000
Profit:?$31,357,058

Return on Investment (ROI): 2627%

6. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (2010)

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Budget: $3,000,000
Profit:?$77,144,539

Return on Investment (ROI): 2471%

7. INSIDIOUS (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $1,500,000
Profit: $34,401,198

Return on Investment (ROI): 2139%

8. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)

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Budget: $2,800,000
Profit: $57,510,448

Return on Investment (ROI): 1954%

9. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $3,180,000
Profit:?$60,536,880

Return on Investment (ROI): 1804%

10. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)

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Budget: $1,200,000
Profit:?$22,452,279

Return on Investment (ROI): 1771%

11. JAWS (1975)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $12,000,000
Profit: $222,629,082

Return on Investment (ROI): 1755%

12. ANNABELLE (2014)

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Budget: $6,500,000
Profit:?$98,033,662

Return on Investment (ROI): 1408%

13. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $20,000,000
Profit:?$287,924,831

Return on Investment (ROI): 1340%

14. THE KING’S SPEECH (2010)

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Budget: $15,000,000
Profit:?$196,296,922

Return on Investment (ROI): 1209%

15. MAGIC MIKE (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $7,000,000
Profit:?$89,660,661

Return on Investment (ROI): 1181%

16. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (2014)

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Budget: $12,000,000
Profit: $146,328,566

Return on Investment (ROI): 1119%

17. THE PURGE (2013)

Budget: $3,000,000
Profit: $35,920,740

Return on Investment (ROI): 1097%

18. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008)

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Budget: $14,000,000
Profit: $163,354,988

Return on Investment (ROI): 1067%

19. BLACK SWAN (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget: $13,000,000
Profit:?$148,130,645

Return on Investment (ROI): 1039%

20. UNFRIENDED (2015)

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Budget: $1,000,000
Profit: $11,191,847

Return on Investment (ROI): 1011%

 

South Carolina Film Commission Offers a Beautiful Visionary Reel of the History of Film in South Carolina

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South Carolina has offered a beautiful background for many critically acclaimed independent and major film releases.? With its endless skylines, majestic mountains, bold horizons and restored historic geography, South Carolina has been a seamless supporting actor in so many of our favorite films from “The Notebook”, to “The Patriot” to “Cold Mountain” and more.

  • Did you know “The Abyss” was filmed in Gaffney, South Carolina?
  • Did you know “Sleeping with the Enemy” was filmed in 3 South Carolina cities?
  • “Cold Mountain” offers scenes of Edisto Beach and Moncks Corner….and so much more you will learn.

The South Carolina Film Commission has put together this timeless fourteen minute reel outlining some of the great cinema filmed in our great state.

This video will bring back personal memories and you may even shed a tear.

Make some popcorn, pour a nice glass of wine and enjoy this celebration of film in South Carolina.

100 Best Comedies of All Time – 2017 BBC Culture Survey

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Here is the Deal:? BBC decided to get serious about movies.? They asked 253 film critics – 118 women and 135 men – from 52 countries and six continents a simple: “What do you think are the 10 best comedies of all time?”

Here are the result….The Top 100 (Some ties) funniest movies ever made…

Drum roll please…..

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
100. The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis, 1961)
99. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
98. The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
97. The Music Box (James Parrott, 1932)
96. Born Yesterday (George Cukor, 1950)
95. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
94. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
93. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker, 1999)
92. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bu?uel, 1962)
91. What’s Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich, 1972)
90. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)
89. Daisies (Vera Chytilová, 1966)
88. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)
87. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)
86. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
85. Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973)
84. Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest, 1996)
83. Safety Last! (Fred C Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923)
82. Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, 1984)
81. There’s Something About Mary (Bobby and Peter Farrelly, 1998)
80. Office Space (Mike Judge, 1999)
79. The Dinner Game (Francis Veber, 1998)
78. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
77. Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi, 1961)
76. Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)
75. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
74. Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
73. The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis, 1963)
72. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (David Zucker, 1988)
71. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
70. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
69. Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
68. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
67. Sons of the Desert (William A Seiter, 1933)
66. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
65. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980)
64. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
63. Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944)
62. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, 2014)
61. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
60. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
59. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
58. Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
57. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
56. Broadcast News (James L Brooks, 1987)
55. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
54. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
53. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
52. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936)
51. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, 1925)
50. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, 1988)
49. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bu?uel, 1972)
48. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)
47. Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
46. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
45. Big Deal on Madonna Street (Mario Monicelli, 1958)
44. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011)
43. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970)
42. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
41. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
40. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967)
39. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood and Edmund Goulding, 1935)
38. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
37. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
36. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton and John Cleese, 1988)
35. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
34. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
33. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
32. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
31. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
30. Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
29. When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner, 1989)
28. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
27. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
26. Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
25. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
24. Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
23. The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
22. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
21. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
20. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
19. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
18. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton, 1924)
17. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
16. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940)
15. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
14. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
13. To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)
12. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
11. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
10. The General (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)
9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
8. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
7. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, 1980)
6. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
5. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
4. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
3. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
2. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
1. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

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Top 100 Movies of the 21st Century

BBC reached out to reviewers and critics around the world to compile a list of the Top 100 Greatest Movies of the 21st Century.? Now 17 years in, here are what critics believed to be the future classics.

BBC received responses from 177 – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too. For the purposes of this poll we have decided that a list of the greatest films of the 21st Century starting with 2000 to present.

We believe that the new classics on this list are destined to become old classics. Whether or not that happens is ultimately up to you, the moviegoers. But one thing is certain: cinema isn’t dying, it’s evolving.

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Pawe? Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ?Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Top Ten Teen Movies Focused on Teen Themed Issues and Topics

By Mark A. Leon

There are so many movies that have taken on teen issues.? Many have succeeded, while others failed.? Some are wrought in drama, while others have found a following in its raw campy humor.? We have looked at and determined our top ten list based on films that truly have left its mark on teen life and cinema.? Each of these films has led to a cult following that has continued over the years and we feel they truly have and continue to make an impact.

These films tackle issues of depression, popularity, suicide, homosexuality, future, sex, gangs, ambition, cliches, love, partying and friendship.? What makes these films so special is that they penetrate us so well.

Even as we get older, these films teach us life lessons.? Take a journey back with us and be prepared to get nostalgic as you pop a few back in your head and stream them later.

With any list, some get left out and we do not want to lose out on some truly memorable films.? On our honorable mention list we have “American Pie”, “Footloose”, “She’s All That”, “10 Things I Hate About You”, “Rebel Without a Cause”, “Sixteen Candles”, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Clueless”, “Juno” and “Pretty in Pink”

As we begin the top 10, we want to thank Cameron Crowe, Richard Linklater, Seth Rogen, John Hughes, Stephen Chbosky, Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Parker and James Ponsoldt for bringing magic to the silver screen and reminding us of how vital our teenage years are.

10.? Superbad

  1. Heathers (1988)

  1. The Outsiders (1983)

  1. Say Anything (1989)

  1. Fame (1980)

  1. Breakfast Club (1985)

  1. Dazed and Confused (1993)

  1. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

  1. Spectacular Now (2013)

  1. Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

We hope you enjoyed the list and it brought back a few fond memories.