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24 Most Profitable Low-Budget Movies Ever

by | March 29, 2016 | Comments

Why did they make God’s Not Dead 2? The divine hand of the free market christened the original God’s Not Dead with a $60 million box office tally, and against its $2 million budget, that makes it one of the most profitable movies ever in these United States. So, sweet Jesus, of course they would make a sequel! And that inspires this week’s gallery: the 24 most profitable low-budget (under $5 million) movies ever (in America)!

  • john in denver

    Mad Max.

  • Bluestar196

    Phantasm.

  • John Greener

    What about Rocky Horror Picture Show??

  • Derek Richmond

    To the previous commenters. None of those are us movies i believe.

    • sunnavab

      Neither is Once, but that’s listed.

  • Brian

    What about the 2005 film MY DATE WITH DREW? It’s entire budget was merely $1,100

    • Dave Guyett

      It probably made 100 grand at theaters, if youre lucky

      • Brian

        $205,000 actually- over 200% return

  • James Fox

    The first Paranormal Activity should of been the obvious choice.

  • steve

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the only DVD I have ever purchased for myself…to this day 🙂

  • RadioDazed

    ‘Billy Jack’ could be on the list.

  • Bilbuck

    What about Kevin Smith’s films :
    Clerks
    Budget/B.O.: $27k/$3,151,M

    Multiplier: 116x

    Chasing amy
    Budget/B.O.: $250k/$12M

    Multiplier: 48x

    Silent Bob disserve at least one place in this list!

  • Just_a_Guy_Named_Joe

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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