Paranormal ActivityBudget: $15 thousand Box Office: $193 million
Paranormal Activity filmed with amateur cameras in director Oren Peli’s house only for $15 thousand. The movie made a huge success in the box office in spite of its low budget.
The Blair Witch ProjectBudget: $60 thousand Box Office: $45.2 million
The Blair Witch Project’s $60 thousand budget resulted in $45.2 million profits.
Super Size MeBudget: $65 thousand Box Office: $29.5 million
This is a documentary movie. Morgan Spurlock made an experiment and he ate food only from McDonald’s for thirty days. The movie made $29.5 million with its $65 thousand budget.
Night of the Living DeadBudget: $114 thousand Box Office: $40 million
Night of the Living Dead shot in 1968 ended up with $40 million worldwide.
Open WaterBudget: $130 thousand Box Office: $54.7 million
Open Water was the Chris Kentis’s first film and shined in the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. The movie is based on a true story. A group that dives in the sea left two divers behind. Divers had to fight for survival in the middle of the ocean.
HalloweenBudget: $325 thousand Box Office: $70 million
An awesome thriller movie whose soundtracks made by John Carpenter. Halloween was really a massive box office success with the $325 thousand budget.
Mad MaxBudget: $350 thousand Box Office: $99.75 million
Mad Max’s low budget resulted in enormous box office profits. Worldwide it ended up with $99.75 million.
Napoleon DynamiteBudget: $400 thousand Box Office: $46.1 million
Napoleon Dynamite ended up pulling in $46.1 million with its $400 thousand budget.
American GraffitiBudget: $750 thousand Box Office: $140 million
It’s a George Lucas movie that shows America in the ’60s. The movie made $140 million at the box office and won five Academy Awards. After these successes, George Lucas directed Star Wars.
RockyBudget: $1.1 million Box Office: $225 million
The movie shot in 1976 and the script written by Sylvester Stallone. He was an unknown actor and so poor before this movie.