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Successful Independent Films You Might’ve Never Seen

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Entertainment Weekly

My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the biggest sleeper hits ever. With a $5 million budget, the 2002 film earned $368.7 million worldwide. Its box office success makes it the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. The surprising thing is this film never hit number one in the North American box office. The film’s success launched a TV show (My Big Fat Greek Life) and a 2016 sequel. While the sequel walked away a financial success, it didn’t achieve the same praise as the 2002 film.