11 Incredibly Successful Movies (That Shockingly Made No Profit)
11. Fahrenheit 9/11
Made for a budget of $6 million and earning $222.4 million, Michael Moore's controversial documentary on the Bush administration was a huge success, and remains the highest-grossing documentary in the United States.
However, Moore claimed that the film's producers, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, used "Hollywood accounting tricks" to keep him from earning money that was owed to him, which was $2.7 million, so he sued them in 2011.
Allegedy, Moore's agreement with the Weinstein brothers was to split all profits equally, but "grossly excessive and unreasonable" expenses were deducted before the profits were calculated.
The Weinsteins' lawyer, Bert Fields, refuted these claims. Fields said that Moore's claims were "hogwash", "without merit", and he was "paid every dime he's entitled to."