Unexpected Blockbusters: The Biggest Box Office Surprises

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  • Kevin Hart, "Laugh at My Pain"
  • Tyler Perry, "Madea Goes to Jail"
  • Michael Moore, "Fahrenheit 9/11"
  • Rush Hour
  • Eminem, "8 Mile"
  • Paula Patton, "Jumping the Broom"
  • Eddie Murphy, "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • Whitney Houston, Waiting to Exhale
  • Marlon Wayans, "A Haunted House"
  • Kevin Hart, "Think Like a Man"
  • Viola Davis, "The Help"
  • Trey Songz, "Texas Chainsaw 3D"
  • Morgan Freeman, "March of the Penguins"

Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's diatribe against the Bush administration's post-9/11 policies captured the Left's collective rage, and dollars, to become the #1 political documentary of all time ... a distinction the film holds to this day: $220 million at the box office and counting means a record even Moore himself hasn't been able to beat.

(Photo: IFC Films)

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