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20 Low Budget Movies That Made A Lot Of Money

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Generally low budges movies could not hope to earn big money as like the big budgets movies. But sometimes happen miracle, lowest budgets movies can earn big money. Very few Low budgets Movies gain a lot of money. Here are some 20 low budgets movies that can made a lot of money.

1. “Clerks” Budget $27,575 ($230,000 post) Revenue$3.1 million

“Clerks” Budget $27,575 ($230,000 post) Revenue$3.1 million
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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 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” Budget $20,000 (estimated) Revenue $7 million
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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 expectation.

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3. “Halloween” Budget $325,000 Revenue $70 million

“Halloween” Budget $325,000 Revenue $70 million
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Halloween is a horror slasher movie which was written by Debra Hill and directed by John Carpenter that released on 25 October in 1978. The lowest budgets movie earned all but $60-70 million. This terrifying movie became an inspiration for many slasher movie makers in the Film industry.

4. “In the Company of Men” Budget $25,000 Revenue $2.85 million

“In the Company of Men” Budget $25,000 Revenue $2.85 million
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‘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 film. 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” Budget $1.35 million Revenue $28.3 million
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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” Budget $400,000 Revenue $100 million
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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” Budget $400,000 Revenue $46.1 million
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Napoleon Dynamite is an American Comedy Movie that 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 the movie is a strange story, 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” Budget $114,000 Revenue $42 million
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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.

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9. “Once” Budget $160,000 Revenue $20.7 million

“Once” Budget $160,000 Revenue $20.7 million Low Budget Movies That Made A Lot Of Money
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‘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” Budget $68,000 Revenue $3.22 million
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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” Budget $1 million Revenue $225 million
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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 budgets movie made money more than $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” Budget $1.2 million Revenue $103 million
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‘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” Budget $1.2 million Revenue $24.7 million
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‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ was the $1.2 million budgets movie which earned $36.7 million. The movie is an American independent drama film, directed by Steven Soderbergh. The 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” Budget $65,000 Revenue $29.5 million
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‘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.

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15. “The Blair Witch Project” Budget $750,000 (depending on the source) Revenue $248.6 million

“The Blair Witch Project” Budget $750,000 (depending on the source) Revenue $248.6 million
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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 filmmakers 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” Budget $23,800 Revenue $10.2 million
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The Brothers McMullen is the movie of 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” Budget $87,000 Revenue $3.1 million
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The Last House on the Left is another low budget horror movie that 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 budgets movie gained $45.2 million. 

18. Bronson Budget $230,000 Revenue $2.3 million

Bronson Budget $230,000 Revenue $2.3 million
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Only $230,000 budgets 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 MontyBudget $3.5 million Revenue $257.8 million
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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 Budget $3 million Revenu $89 million
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The Purge is one of the low budgets movies that earned a huge from its expectation. It is a horror science fiction movies which directed by James DeMonaco and released in 2013.

I worked in Los Angeles and New York in movie sets, studios, production offices and more. I also studied film and narrative at Princeton University with minors in Visual Arts and Creative Writing. Taking advantage of all this experience, I have talked about the film industry in The Huffington Post, in Tedx Talk, conferences and on my YouTube channel. But above all I can not stop watching superhero movies and annoy my friends and family with my comments of analysis and discussion.

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