10 Most Profitable Independent Black Films

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SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT 

Shot in 12 days during the summer of 1985 on a budget of $175,000, She’s Gotta Have It was director Spike Lee’s first feature length film. The young auteur made the movie thanks to loans from his grandmother and investments from folks like culture writer Nelson George. Island Pictures later bought the film for $400K and released it domestically in August of 1986. Over the course of the past 25 years, She’s Gotta Have It has grossed over $7 million in the US.

SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT

Shot in 12 days during the summer of 1985 on a…