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

  • The first film kiss happened in 1896
  • The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie.
  • ‘Schindler’s List’ relied on advertisements to get costumes for extras.
  • "Dracula" was filmed in English during the day, and in Spanish at night.
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