The Blair Witch Project – $60,000 budget
It’s easy to forget just how revolutionary The Blair Witch Project was when it was released in 1999. It was made in a time before the ‘mockumentary’ genre had been explored and sold as a real-life tale from found-footage.
Audiences believed in the marketing campaign and weren’t sure if what they were watching was real or not. The film made an impressive $248 million making it the most profitable film of all time in terms of percentage.