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Movies With Small Budgets That Were A Big Success

A big budget doesn’t guarantee box office success

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The Conjuring

It took $20 million to make, but it got $318 million in the box office and it dominated the box office for a while, even a Johnny Depp movie.
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It took $20 million to make, but it got $318 million in the box office and it dominated the box office for a while, even a Johnny Depp movie.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Taking only $5 million to make, this movie was a huge hit with people making $368 million, and just went to show that a dysfunctional family comedy seems to be a good recipe for success.
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Taking only $5 million to make, this movie was a huge hit with people making $368 million, and just went to show that a dysfunctional family comedy seems to be a good recipe for success.

Rocky

Considered a classic now, at the time this movie took less than a million to make, but it brought in $225 million in the box office and immortalized “Eye of the Tiger” and Sylvester Stallone.
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Considered a classic now, at the time this movie took less than a million to make, but it brought in $225 million in the box office and immortalized “Eye of the Tiger” and Sylvester Stallone.

Napoleon Dynamite

The little indie film that could had a magic streak in the box office. The movie took $400 thousand to make and brought $40 million. Always vote for Pedro guys, always.
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The little indie film that could had a magic streak in the box office. The movie took $400 thousand to make and brought $40 million. Always vote for Pedro guys, always.

Mad Max

In the distant days before Jennifer Lawrence and The Hunger Games, Mad Max was the dystopian story of choice, featuring a young Mel Gibson. The movie’s budget was $200 thousand and made just shy of $100 million.
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In the distant days before Jennifer Lawrence and The Hunger Games, Mad Max was the dystopian story of choice, featuring a young Mel Gibson. The movie’s budget was $200 thousand and made just shy of $100 million.

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