These Iconic Movies Were All Made With Crazy Low Budgets

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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

  • In Iron Man/Avengers, J.A.R.V.I.S is an acronym for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”
  • Despite pulling in over $240m My Big Fat Greek Wedding never once topped the US box office chart.
  • Hugh Jackman went without water for 36 hours before filming the opening scene of 'Les Miserables.'
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for.
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