While researching the history of the Sundance Film Festival, I've found out a lot of things that I didn't know. As it turns out there's a lot of interesting information about how Sundance began and what goes into the festival. However, the most interesting thing I've learned so far, is about some of the popular box-office movies that became known through Sundance Film Festival. For example, Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs all started as a film submitted to Sundance. Once the movie was funded, it ended up making $2 million dollars in the box office. Another example is a thriller, The Blair Witch Project; which, took $25,000 dollars to make. However, once it went through Sundance and was put in theaters, it ended up to be a very popular movie making $249 million dollars world wide. Other popular films that started out in Sundance include Napolean Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, and even the new popular thriller, Paranormal Activity. Paranormal Activity went through a smaller part of Sundance Film Festival called Slamdance Film Festival and ended up making $123 million in the box office.