OK kids, get out your calculators, cause it's math time.

Kevin Smith, the notoriously independent filmmaker, comic book jock and entrepreneur who recently snubbed his nose (and fingers) at the major studios, has announced that his latest opus, the horror thriller 'Red State,' has already turned a profit -- six months before the film even hits movie theaters.

A little backstory: Although Smith's films -- even the dogs like 'Cop Out' -- make more at the box office than they cost, Smith couldn't get any of the studios interested in financing 'Red State,' so he did it himself. He then brought it to Sundance and screened it for some distributors, then decided to distribute it himself. So, for the past month or so he's taken 'Red State' on a 15-city dog-and-pony show, charging fans $40 to see the film and hear him talk.
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