by Marcy Magiera
Kagan Research last week released its Kagan Profitability Index, which estimates that the No. 1 DVD title of the year, Buena Vistaís Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manís Chest
was the second-most profitable film released in 2006, with a revenue-to-cost ratio of 3.93 on revenue of $1.67 billion and costs of $424 million, including production costs in the range of $200 million.
The most profitable film of the year was Foxís Ice Age: The Meltdown
, according to Kagan, with an index of 4.11 on revenue of $1.05 billion and costs of $256 million.