FilmBudget.com compiled a report of the top ten indie film and major Hollywood studio movie grosses vs. the film budget for each listed movie released in 2014. While the film budget is not a direct correlation to the success of a movie it does provide an indicator of what the marketplace is responding to as compared to the relevant budget number.
Gross revenue figures are for domestic U.S. theatrical box office data which are current as of the date of this writing. By using up-to-date figures the date of release is removed as a variable in the reporting of domestic theatrical revenue totals.
To create a breakdown of cost vs. revenue we looked at the widely reported expense of making the film production. P&A Marketing and release expenses are not included in the budget information provided.
Independent Film Release 2014 – Film Budget vs. U.S. Box Office Gross To Date
Indie Film Title Film Budget U.S Box Office Gross
The Grand Budapest Hotel $31 million $59 million
St. Vincent $13 million $43 million
Chef not available $31 million
Boyhood $ 4 million $24 million
Birdman $22 million $24 million
The Theory of Everything $15 million $23 million
The Imitation Game $15 million $20 million
Wild $38 million $38 million
A Most Wanted Man $15 million $17 million
Begin Again $ 8 million $16 million
Major Hollywood Studio Release 2014 Movie Budget vs. Box Office Gross To Date
Movie Title Movie Budget U.S. Box Office Gross
Guardians of the Galaxy $170M $330M
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 $125M $337M
Captain America: The Winter Soldier $170M $260M
The Lego Movie $ 60M $258M
Transformers: Age of Extinction $210M $245M
Maleficent $180M $241M
X-Men: Days of Future Past $200M $234M
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies $250M $255M
Big Hero 6 $165M $222M
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $170M $209M
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