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Highest earning films by cost to earning ratio

I'm interested to know if there is a list of movies ranked by cost-to-earning ratio, defined as something like (box-office sales) / (film budget). Some data which can be used to construct such a ...
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Why are box office numbers made public?

Why are all 'box office sales' made public? Is it a customary thing? A marketing ploy? Do they have a similar thing for TV (beyond ratings)? I only see profits for video games listed for publicly ...
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Why was Birdman on limited release?

Michael Keaton's Birdman had great reviews and opened in 4 theaters to a record per screen. The following week 50 screens, then 250 (according to mojo) It cost $22m and as of early Nov has earned ...
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Do “American” military movies generally profit outside of the US?

As an American, I enjoy watching movies based on the US and its military, and I want to know if these movies are popular outside of the US. I'm talking about movies of various genres that are based ...