The 25 most profitable low-budget movies of all time

It seems like Hollywood thinks more money equals better movies. Fortunately there are more than enough movies that prove Hollywood wrong.

25. “The Purge”

The Purge has now become somewhat of a franchise, but the very first film was a micro-budget film. It was made with only 3 million dollars, and brought in 89 million at the box office. It has become a bit of an example for other horror/thriller filmmakers as a business formula. The Purge, in turn, was produced by Jason Blum, who is responsible for the even more commercially successfull Paranormal Activity series (he made a whole business out of making low-budget box office hits).