Which Low-Budget Movies Were the Most Successful?

Napoleon Dynamite 1 of 11

Budget: $400,000
Box office: $46,118,099

One of the most surprisingly successful low-budget films to hit the big time, Napoleon Dynamite started out as a film festival baby and went on to limited release before finally hitting wide release. As word of mouth spread about this hilarious film, a cult following developed, and the rest is history.