20 Low-budget Movies That Turned Out To Be Massive Blockbusters


Making a successful movie involves a lot of things, a good script, fantastic special effects, popular stars, as well as great marketing. All of the above things involve money. However, a box office hit movie doesn’t necessarily mean an expensive movie in production. Today, let’s take at the 20 biggest box office hits with a small budget.

1. Mad Max

Budget: $300,000

Here, we are not talking about the latest Mad Max series movie - Mad Max: Fury Road, which had a huge budget of $150 million. Back to 1979, the Australian dystopian action movie Mad Max only had a budget of $300,000. The movie talks about a tale of societal collapse, murder, and revenge set in a future Australia. The film grossed $100 million at the box office in 1979 and marked the start of the Mad Max series. It also holds the Guinness World Record for best profit-to-cost ratio.

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