Small budget, big box-office bling
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"Rocky"( Columbia Pictures )
Budget: $1 million
Worldwide Gross: $225 million
Sylvester Stallone was not having the best luck as an actor, so he decided to write a role for himself. The modest film, shot in only 28 days, ended up winning three Oscars and turned out to be one of the greatest underdog stories in film history. It also helped propelled Stallone into the superstar stratosphere.