Low Budget Movies That Later Became Massive Blockbusters

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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…

Rocky

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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Low Cost, High Reward

The movie only cost about $1 million to make. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. Not bad!

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The More You Know

  • Each frame of the CGI scenes in James Cameron’s, Avatar (1/24 of a second) took an average of 47 hours to render.
  • Hattie McDaniels was the first Black actor to win an Oscar
  • Jim Caviezel was struck by lightening while he was on the cross in, Passion of the Christ.
  • A famous ‘Pulp Fiction’ shot was filmed in reverse
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