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SIMILAR MOVIE BUDGETS

INDEPENDENT SCI-FI/FREE WILL/GREATER/GOOD REVOLUTION MOVIES

MINORITY REPORT (2002)

This film is a 2002 American science fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the 1956 short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick. It is set primarily in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precrime, a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by psychics called “precogs

Budget: $102 million
Opening Weekend: $35.677 million
Overall Gross: $358.4 million

EQUILIBRIUM (2002) INDEPENDENT FILM

The film follows John Preston (Bale), an enforcement officer in a future in which feelings and artistic expression are outlawed and citizens take daily injections of drugs to suppress their emotions.
Budget: $20 million
Opening weekend: $541,512
Overall Gross: $5.3 million

UPGRADE (2018) INDEPENDENT FILM

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-labelled technophobe’s world’s turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.
Budget: $3 million
Opening weekend: $4.6 million
Overall Gross: $17 million

SLEEP DEALER (2008) INDEPENDENT FILM

Sleep Dealer depicts a dystopian future to explore ways in which technology both oppresses and connects migrants. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.
Budget: $2.5 million
Opening weekend: $35,050
Overall Gross: $107,559

I ROBOT (2004)

In the year 2035, humanoid robots serve humanity, which is protected by the Three Laws of Robotics. Del Spooner, a Chicago police detective, has come to hate and distrust robots, because a robot rescued him from a car crash by leaving a 12-year-old girl to drown, by using cold logic (it calculated that his survival was statistically more likely than the girl’s).
Budget: $120 million
Opening weekend: $52.2 million
Overall Gross: $346 million

SNOWPIERCER (2013) INDEPENDENT FILM

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Budget: $40 million
Opening Weekend: $171,18
Overall Gross: $86.8 million

THE ROAD (2009) INDEPENDENT FILM

A man and his young son struggle to survive after a global cataclysm has caused an extinction event. They scavenge for supplies and avoid roaming gangs as they travel on a road to the coast in the hope that it will be warmer.
Budget: $25 million
Opening weekend
Overall Gross: $27.6 million

CHILDREN OF MEN (2006) STUDIO FILM

The film takes place in 2027, when two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. Illegal immigrants seek sanctuary in the United Kingdom, where the last functioning government imposes oppressive immigration laws on refugees
Budget: $76 million
Opening weekend
Overall Grossing: $70 million

V FOR VENDETTA (2005) STUDIO FILM

Set in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist Christian totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom, the film centers on V (portrayed by Hugo Weaving), an anarchist and masked freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts
Budget: $54 million
Opening weekend: $25,642,340
Overall Grossing: $132.5 million

INDEPENDENT WITH LOW OR MEDIUM BUDGETS

Some independent low/med budget 2019 movies & grosses

  1. Glass Budget: $20 million Gross: $247 million
  2. Hustlers Budget: $20 million Gross: $104,954,881
  3. Harriet: $17 milion Gross : $42,482,910
  4. Parasite: Budget: $11.4 million Gross: $266 million
  5. Countdown: Budget: $6.5 million Gross: $25,526,757
  6. 47 meters down: Uncaged Budget: $12 million Gross (USA): $22,260,202
  7. Uncut Gems Budget: $19 million Gross: $50 million
  8. Booksmart Budget: $6million Gross: $249 million
  9. Ready or Not Budget: $6 million Gross: $57.6 million
  10. The Upside Budget: $37.5 million Gross: $125.9 million

Other notable worldwide box office successes with indie roots
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)— $377M , My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)— $368.7M ,
Black Swan (2010)— $329.4M , Inglourious Basterds (2009)— $321.5M , Juno (2007)— $231.4M
Get Out (2017)— $255M , Silver Linings Playbook (2012)— $236.4M

OSCAR-WINNING FILMS MADE ON LOW BUDGET

Get Out (2017) $5,000,000
Moonlight (2016) $1,500,000
Manchester By The Sea (2016) $8,500,000
Still Alice (2014) $5,000,000
Boyhood (2014) $4,000,000
Whiplash (2014) $3,300,000
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) $5,000,000
Juno (2007) $7,500,000
Crash (2004) $6,500,000
Lost In Translation (2003) $4,000,000
Pulp Fiction (1994) $8,000,000 (2016 = $12,889,716)
Rocky (1976) $960,000 (2016 = $4,028,659)