The Movie “Paranormal Activity” cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.
Paranormal only cost $15,000 to make. Later, however, its sound was redone for an additional $150,000; and producers Oren Peli and Jason Blum spent an extra $50,000 to reshoot the ending at Steven Spielberg’s request, bringing the total budget to $215,000.
DreamWorks paid $350,000 for Paranormal, which was released by Paramount, with around $18 million going to domestic marketing. The movie earned $193 million at the global box office.