Low Budget Movies That Later Became Massive Blockbusters

Some of society’s favorite films were made at surprisingly low costs but brought in big profits. Whether they were a surprise success or just trying something new, these are the highest-grossing movies with the smallest production budgets. Read on to see which of these classics started small…


This classic fighting movie brought in about $200 million at the box office. It resulted in an astonishing 7 sequels and countless catchphrases. The Philadelphia boxer’s story was one that audiences really resonated with.


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The More You Know

  • ‘Schindler’s List’ relied on advertisements to get costumes for extras.
  • Toto was paid more than some of the humans in 'The Wizard of Oz'
  • While shooting 'Batman Begins' (2005) in Chicago, a drunk driver panicked and crashed into the Batmobile because he thought it was an invading alien.spacecraft
  • Executive producer of Toy Story and Chief Pixar shareholder Steve Jobs picked Bob Dylan as his first choice to write and perform the soundtrack to the film over Randy Newman.
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