12 Insanely Low-Budget Movies Turned A Huge Profit At The Box Office!


Movies made with large amounts of money can sometimes result in frustration. But sometimes, with a good story and a good marketing strategy, very cheaply produced movie can bring profit to producers.

Here are 12 insanely low-budget movies turned a huge success at the box office!

1. Slacker (1990)

Budget: $23.000
Box office: $1.227,508

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

IMDb: 7,1

2. El Mariachi (1992)

Budget: $7.000
Box office:$2,041,928

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

IMDb: 6,9

3. Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (1983)

Budget: $50,000 
Box office: $2,335,352In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of a bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon enter a passionate relationship, fueled by his strong attraction to her sensual nature. However, he soon grows annoyed by the attention she receives. Under the advisement of his best friend, Tonico (Cantafora), he proposes to her, partly in the hopes that the attention quells. After their marriage, he insists that she dress and behave more modestly so they can be seen as more respectable. Unfortunately, she cannot help but stray and he is forced to annul the marriage when he finds her in bed with Tonico. Later, as both Nacib and the town begin to undergo a transformation, Nacib and Gabriela resume their relationship. The political ways of the town modernize slightly and Gabriela returns as Nacib's mistress.

IMDb: 6,4

4. In the Company of Men (1997)

Budget: $25,000
Box office: $2,883,661Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

IMDb: 7,2

5. Clerks (1994)

Budget: $27,000
Box office: $3,073,428A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

IMDb: 7,8

6. Pi (1998)

Budget: $68,000
Box office: $3,221,152A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

IMDb: 7,4

7. Facing the Giants (2006)

Budget: $100,000
Box office: $10,000,000A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

IMDb: 6,7

8. The Brothers McMullen (1995)

Budget: $50,000
Box office: $$10,426,506Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

IMDb: 6,6

9. Super Size Me (2004)

Budget: $65,000
Box office: $$11,529,368While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

IMDb: 7,2

10. Deep Throat (1972)

Budget: $25,000
Box office: $45,000,000A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation.

IMDb: 5,2

11. Paranormal Activity (2007)

Budget: $15,000
Box office: $107,918,810After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

IMDb: 6,3

12. The Blair Witch Project (1999) $60,000 Hasılat: $140,539,099

Budget: $60,000
Box office: $140,539,099

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

IMDb: 6,4

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