In a five year compounded annual return comparison, small production companies outperformed the S&P 500 by 28.7%, compared to 4.5% for the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund. Motion Pictures vs. the S&P 500: 5-Year Compounded Annual Return.
According to data supplied by Morningstar on mutual fund asset classes, small production companies have a significantly greater compounded average annual return than any other mutual fund. According to Morningstar research, a hypothetical investment of $10,000 dollars in the average small motion picture company would have grown to $35,000 over the last 5 years, almost triple that of an S&P 500 index fund.[/edgtf_section_title]