Are Netflix movies low budget?

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If you are a frequent Netflix user, then chances are you’ve scrolled past plenty of Netflix Original movies on your way to rewatch Schitt’s Creek for the tenth time. After all, there are over a hundred of them.

The popular streaming service has produced horror flicks, documentaries, romantic comedies, holiday films, sci-fi/fantasy movies, thrilling action projects, and plenty of teen dramas. Basically, they’ve made a little something for everyone!

Some of my favorite Netflix original movies include Klaus, Icarus, The Red Sea Diving Resort, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, just to name a few.

Between securing filming locations, paying the cast and crew, and renting camera equipment, making a movie is definitely not a cheap process. However, some insanely successful movies have had pretty low budgets compared to most blockbusters. For example, Collider reports that Juno had a relatively low budget of $7.5 million, but the film made $231.4 million worldwide.

Similarly, Little Miss Sunshine was made with only $8 million and ended up making a $100.5 million profit. If you’re wondering how much money Netflix spends on their films, then we’ve got you covered.

How much do Netflix movies cost to make?

According to Business Insider, certain Netflix Original movies have had a lot of funds to work with. Triple Frontier reportedly cost $115 million to produce, while The Irishman had a $159 million budget. That makes sense, though, considering that all-star actors like Ben Affleck and Robert De Niro were attached to those projects.

For the most part, Netflix Originals have pretty high budgets.

The streaming service’s success has clearly allowed the company to spend a lot of money to make their movies worthwhile!

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