The old adage — ”It takes money to make money” — isn’t always true. There are countless businesses that have made millions with a starting capital of less than $1,000. And when it comes to movies, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of low-budget films that have grossed in the millions, much to the surprise of everyone who worked on the movie. Let’s take a look at 50+ such movies that became huge box office successes!
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The Blair Witch Project
When you think of low-budget movies that did well at the box office, there’s one semi-modern film that pops into mind: The Blair Witch Project. The filmmakers had a budget of between $200,000 and $500,000 and somehow managed to rake in close to $250 million from ticket sales alone!
How did they manage to accomplish such an amazing feat? Well, thanks to their ingenious marketing strategies, they managed to create a ton of buzz for a film that, from a financial standpoint, looked like it was destined to fail. The sequel films—Blair Witch 2 and Blair Witch—didn’t do so hot, despite their inflated budgets compared to the first movie.