The Most Profitable Movies Since 2010 are All Horror… But #1 Will Surprise You

Most Profitable Doesn’t Mean Most Popular!

Ticket prices have increased over time, so the average movie makes a lot more than movies did 10 or 20 years ago.  But revenue is not the same thing as profit.  Interestingly, the horror genre is consistently the most profitable type of movie.  Here are the 5 most profitable movies of the last 5 years, and they are ALL horror movies:

(VIDEO) Scary Scene from Paranormal Activity 3

The most profitable movie since 2010 is a horror movie. And no, it’s not a big franchise. It’s not Insidious, The Conjuring, or even a Paranormal Activity.

Check out the top 10 most profitable movies based on box office return compared to money spent – ‘Return On Investment [ROI] was calculated as [0.5 * International Revenue / Production Budget – 1]’ if you wanna get all technical about it – and prepare to be somewhat surprised!

5. Paranormal Activity 3 


ROI: $202M box office from $5M budget

Year of Release: 2011


4. Unfriended

ROI: $48M box office from $1M budget

Year of Release: 2014


3. Paranormal Activity 2

ROI: $177M box office from $3M budget

Year of Release: 2010

Surprised so far? Wait to you see the two movies that made the most profit of any movies in the last 5 years!


See the Top 2 Most Profitable Movies on Page 2:

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