10 Most Profitable Independent Black Films

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TROIS

Released in 2000 by Rainforest Films, a start-up film company created by FAMU friends Rob Hardy and Will Packer, Trois was shot with a budget of $200,000 that the partners raised independently. The film wound up grossing over $1 million domestically. The next year, Rainforest moved to Atlanta and brokered a deal with Sony's Columbia Tri-Star to produce and distribute urban films, including Trois’ sequel The Escort, as well as The Gospel, Motives, This Christmas, Takers and Obsessed. The production company recently signed a deal to produce Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man.

TROIS

Released in 2000 by Rainforest Films, a start-up film company created by FAMU friends Rob…