LOW BUDGET FILMS BIG BOX OFFICE EARNERS

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jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 2018

These are some of the low production budget films that were hugely successful and big earners at the box office.

Production            Worldwide

Budget                   Box Office

1              Get Out (2017)                                                     $4.5m                    $255 million

2              The Blair Witch Project (2016)                         $60,000               $248 million

3              The Full Monty (1997)                                       $3.5 million           $258 million

4              Juno (2007)                                                         $7.5 million           $231 million

5              Little Miss Sunshine (2006)                              $8 million              $100.5 million

6              Paranormal Activity (2007)                              $15,000                  $193.4 million

7              Annabelle (2014)                                                 $6.5 million          $257 million

8              The Conjuring (2013)                                         $20 million            $318 million

9              My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)                 $5 million              $368.7 million

10           Rocky   (1976)                                                    $1 million              $117.2 million

11           Saw (2004)                                                          $1.2 million           $103.9 million

12           Moonlight    (2016)                                            $4 million              $65.3 million

13           My Left Foot (1989)                                           $600,000                $14.7 million

14           The Purge (2013)                                                $3 million              $89 million

15           Mad Max  (1979                                                 $300,000               $378.9 million

The film grossed an unbelievable $100 million (in 1979!) and actually held the Guinness World Record for best profit-to-cost ever.

16           American Graffiti (1973)                                   $750,000               $115 million

17           Split (2017)                                                          $9 million              $278.5 million

18           Lost In Translation  (2003)                              $4 million              $119.7 million

19           Star Wars (1977)                                                $11 million            $775.4

20           Open Water (2003)                                             $500,000               $52 million

21           Halloween (1978)                                                $300,000               $70 million

22           Pulp Fiction  (1994)                                            $8.5 million           $213.9 million

23           Buried (2010)                                                       $2 million               $21.3 million

24           Evil Dead (1981)                                                 $400,000               $29.4 million

25           Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)             $1.35 million       $28.1 million

26           Napoleon Dynamite (2004)                              $400,000               $46.1 million

27           A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)                  $1.8 million           $25.5 million

28           Swingers  (1996)                                                  $200,000               $4.6 million

29           Once (2007)                                                          $160,000               $20.7 million

30           Night of the Living Dead (1968)                       $114,000               $30 million

31           Super Size Me (2004)                                         $65,000                 $29.5 million

32           28 Days Later (2002)                                         $6.6 million           $85 million

33           Blue Valentine (2010)                                        $1 million              $16.6 million

34           The Hills Have Eyes (1977)                              $230,000               $25 million

35           Clerks (1994)                                                        $27,575                $3.1 million

36           El Mariachi (1993)                                              $7,000                  $2 million

37           Nightcrawler (2014)                                           $8.5 million           $50.3 million

38           Don’t Breathe (2016)                                        $9.9 million           $157.1 million

39           Snatch (2000)                                                      $10 million           $83.6

40           Goldfinger (1964)                                                $3 million             $125 million

41           The Terminator (1984)                                      $6.4 million            $78.3 million

42           The Big Sick (2017)                                           $5 million               $56.3 million

43           The Gift (2015)                                                   $5 million              $59 million.

44           No Escape (2015)                                               $5 million              $54.4 million

45           Run Lola Run  (1998)                                       $1.75 million        $22.9 million

46           Friday the 13th (1980)                                       $700,000               $59.8 million

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

They tried to bury me but they didn’t know I was a seed

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…making a low budget film and see it turn BIG!

 GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Sometimes I wake up grumpy; other times I let her sleep.

LOVE IS…

Love is…stirring up passion

TRACK OF THE DAY

Eye of The Tiger – Survivor

Highest Chart Position: No.1 4th September 1982

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Festival of Sleep Day

Chocolate-covered Cherry Day

Drinking Straw Day

 

 

 

 

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