Friday the 13th Part 3: 6 things you might not know

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3. Paramount spent a lot of money just to get this movie into theatres

When Part 3 was in it’s development process, the creators and executives decided that they needed a gimmick to draw audiences in and increase profit, thus the rebirth of a considered dead technology, 3-D.

However, getting the film into theaters proved to be just as costly as making the film itself. Paramount shelled out between $8 to $10 million dollars just to equip most of the screens showing the movie with 3-D equipment and train projectionists to use the technology.

Talk about a gamble that paid off! With a budget of $2.3 million dollars, Friday the 13th Part 3 (in 3-D) went on to make $36.2 million dollars, and that was just domestic.