Generally low budges movies could not hope to earn big money like big budgets movies. But sometimes happen miracle, lowest budgets movies can earn big money. Very few Low budget Movies that made a lot of money. Here are some 20 low budgets movies that can make a lot of money.
Here Are The 20 Low Budget Movies That Made A Lot Of Money
1. “Clerks” Budget $27,575 ($230,000 post) Revenue$3.1 million
The movie ‘Clerks’ regarded as a cult classic and it has been got a good response from the critics. It was directed by Kevin Smith and released in 1994. After taking in Miramax Films, the low budget movie became an unbelievable success. The movie gained over $3 million worldwide, though its total budgets were only $27,525.
2. “Eraserhead” Budget $20,000 (estimated) Revenue $7 million
Eraserhead is an American movie of body horror which released on 19 March in 1977. The movie praised internationally for its surrealist imagery, sexual undertow and for its sound quality. The black and white horror movie was directed by David Lynch. The lowest budgets movie earned huge from its expectations.
3. “Halloween” Budget $325,000 Revenue $70 million
Halloween is a horror slasher movie which was written by Debra Hill and directed by John Carpenter that released on 25 October 1978. The lowest budgets movie earned all but $60-70 million. This terrifying movie became an inspiration for many slasher moviemakers in the Film industry.
4. “In the Company of Men” Budget $25,000 Revenue $2.85 million
‘In the Company of Men‘ is an American or Canadian gallows humor movie that was written by Neil LaBute, released in 1997. The story based on two male co-workers who were frustrated with women. Though it was first written as a play later it turned into a low budget movie that made a lot of money in film’s history. And the lowest budgets film gained big money and received praised.
5. “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” Budget $1.35 million Revenue $28.3 million
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is a British Comedy Crime movie directed by Guy Ritchie which released in 1998. The center of the character is a card sharp self- confident man who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord, games of three-card brag. Then for paying off his debts, he and his friends decided to make a robbery gang.
6.“Mad Max” Budget $400,000 Revenue $100 million
Mad Max was once recognized Guniess record for the most profitable movie. The Australian dystopian action movie was released in 1979 that was written by Byron Kennedy and George Miller, Directed by George Miller.
7. “Napoleon Dynamite” Budget $400,000 Revenue $46.1 million
Napoleon Dynamite is an American Comedy Movie written by Jared and Jerusha Hess, Directed by Jared Hess. The movie was based on a social awkward sixteen-year-old boy who lived with his grandmother and came from Preston, Idaho. Though it was a low budget movie, it got a positive reception with praise from Rolling Stone Magazine.
8. “Night of the Living Dead” Budget $114,000 Revenue $42 million
Night of the Living Dead was one of the biggest financial successful movies. The movie earned about $32 million and its budgets were only $114,000. The American horror movie released on October 1 in 1968 which directed by George A.
9. “Once” Budget $160,000 Revenue $20.7 million
‘Once’ is an Irish Musical Drama Romantic Movie directed by John Carney. The plot of the movie based on a street musician who was very much fond of music. He had met a girl who was also fond of music. The simple and low budgets movie earned the huge about $23,3 million. The movie received a German Award Nomination.
10. “PI” Budget $68,000 Revenue $3.22 million
PI, refers to mathematical constant, is an American psychological thriller movie that was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. The ‘PI’ was his first debut movie, released in 1998. The story of the movie was about a Mathematician, the obsession and a number of the theorist of him.
11. “Rocky” Budget $1 million Revenue $225 million
Rocky was an American Sports Movie is written by Sylvester and directed by John G. Avildsen which released on 21 November in 1976. The $1 million low budget movie that made a lot of money approximately $225 million. The sleeper hit movie based on the heavyweight boxing world champion in late 1975 and the Hero ‘The Italian Stallion’, Rocky. The movie nominated as 10 Academic Awards and won three.
12. “Saw” Budget $1.2 million Revenue $103 million
‘Saw’ is one of the lowest budgets horror movies about $1.2 million that earn all but 100 multiple, $103.09 million. The most profitable Horror Movie is directed by James Wan released on January 19, 2004.
13. “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” Budget $1.2 million Revenue $24.7 million
‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ was the $1.2 million budget movie which earned $36.7 million. The movie is an American independent drama film, directed by Steven Soderbergh. This low budget movie received the Palme d’Or in Cannes Film Festival in 1989. And the movie added the United States Library of Congress for its historical and artistic significance.
14. “Super Size Me” Budget $65,000 Revenue $29.5 million
‘Super Size Me’ is mainly an American documentary movie directed by Morgan Spurlock. For the best Documentary feature, the documentary was nominated for an Academy Award. Though it was a low budget ($65,000) documentary, it earned $22.2 million.
15. “The Blair Witch Project” Budget $750,000 (depending on the source) Revenue $248.6 million
The Blair Witch Project is an American horror movie that was written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. The story of the movie was based on three filmmaker’s students. They lost on a hike in the Black Hills of Maryland. The movie praised and earned about $248 million worldwide.
16. “The Brothers McMullen” Budget $23,800 Revenue $10.2 million
The Brothers McMullen is the movie of the Grand Jury Prize awarded in 1995. The movie deals with three Irish Catholic Brothers. They face trouble with primary ideas and values such as love, marriage, family, sex and religion.
17. “The Last House on the Left” Budget $87,000 Revenue $3.1 million
The Last House on the Left is another low budget horror movie released in 1972. The movie based on a family, Emma, Jhon Collingwood, and their daughter. The movie was directed by Dennis Iliadis and edit by Peter McNulty. The movie made from inspiring from ‘The Virgin Spring’ by Ingmar Bergan. The $15 million budget movie gained $45.2 million.
18. Bronson Budget $230,000 Revenue $2.3 million
Only $230,000 budget movie earned about $10,940 in the history of a North American single cinema above the total $2,3 million. The movie ‘Bronson’ based on the notorious prisoner Michel Gordon Peterson played by Tom Hardy, who was one of the most dangerous criminals in the United Kingdom.
19. The Full Monty Budget $3.5 million Revenue $257.8 million
The Full Monty is a British Comedy movie directed by Peter Cattaneo which released in 1997. The plot of the movie consists of six unemployed men who acted a male striptease to earn money. The movie received universal praised and got nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Picture.
20. The Purge Budget $3 million Revenu $89 million
The Purge is one of the low budgets movies that earned a huge from its expectation. It is a horror science-fiction movie directed by James DeMonaco and released in 2013.