If only Wall Street had bet on Twilight. Or Hannah Montana. Or Kirk Cameron.
With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget—the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight.
The Batman epic was a pretty good investment, too, very nearly tripling its gargantuan $185 million budget with a $530.8 million domestic take, Hollywood's second-biggest ever.
Here's a look of the top-grossing films of 2008 through Sunday based on numbers compiled by Box Office Mojo:
1. The Dark Knight, $530.8 million
2. Iron Man, $318.3 million
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $317 million
4. Hancock, $227.9 million
5. WALL-E, $223.8 million
6. Kung Fu Panda, $215.4 million
7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $174.9 million
8. Twilight, $167.3 million
9. Quantum of Solace, $164.3 million
10. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, $154.5 million