Over the years, making movies has become a more expensive task. The cost of production reaches millions of dollars, and it becomes a tough task to recover the cost. Studios invest a huge sum of money each year in order to entertain the audience. Let’s have a look at the world’s top 10 most expensive movies.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
This was the fourth film in the series named Pirates of the Caribbean. On Stranger Tides was produced jointly by
Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Starring
Johnny Depp and
Penelope Cruz, the production cost of this movie was $378.5 million, and it grossed $1.045 billion at the box office. The major part of the budget was consumed by expert quality 3D cameras and visual effects.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
This was the third movie in the same Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. At World’s End was released in 2007 with a budget of $300 million. It too was highly successful commercially, grossing $963.4 million. Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films released the film in several countries, and it was appreciated for its special effects and action set-pieces. The film starred Johnny Depp,
Orlando Bloom, and
Keira Knightley among others.
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
This is a superhero movie based on the Avengers, a team of superheroes in the Marvel Comic universe. Marvel Studios produced it and it had a budget of about $280 million. It earned more than $1 billion upon its release. It was filmed in 3D and contained several action sequences with visual effects. The film had a cast of several actors like
Robert Downey Jr.,
Scarlett Johansson, etc.
John Carter, released in 2012, is a sci-fi film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It had an average budget of $264 million and earned merely $284 million. The film is based on the novel series Barsoom's first book named A Princess of Mars. It starred Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins.
One of the most successful animated movies of all time; Tangled was the Walt Disney adaptation of the fairy tale named Rapunzel. Tangled was in production for six years with a final budget reaching $260 million. It was a box-office success, earning $592 million.
Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and
Donna Murphy were the voice actors in this movie.
6. Spider-Man 3
As the name suggests, Spider-Man 3 came third in the Spider-Man trilogy by Sam and Ivan Raimi. The film is about the superhero, Spider-Man and was produced by Marvel Studios. It had a budget of $258 million owing to special effects. It featured
James Franco, and
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
This movie was directed by
David Yates and Warner Bros. Pictures was the distributor. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came sixth in the Harry Potter series adapted from J.K. Rowling’s fantasy thriller books of the same name. The film series is based on magic and required quite a lot of special effects and CGI. Made on a budget of $250 million, the movie successfully earned $935 million. It starred
Emma Watson, and
Rupert Grint as the central characters.
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
This was a fantasy movie based on a novel by J.R.R Tolkien named The Hobbit and starred
Luke Evans, etc. It released in 2014 in several countries and had a budget of $250 million. It was co-produced by New Line Cinema, Wing Nut Films and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It earned $956 million worldwide.
9. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
The movie featured cross-over story between two superheroes of the DC Comics: Batman and Superman. It starred
Ben Affleck and Batman and
Henry Cavill as Superman. Produced by
Charles Roven and
Deborah Snyder, the movie had a budget of $250millionand earned $873 million.
Released in 2009, Avatar is a universally acclaimed science fiction epic directed and produced by
James Cameron. It is set in the future and shows a habitable moon named Pandora where the Na’vi tribe exists. The theme and treatment of the film were unique, and it won three Academy Awards. The budget of this
Sam Worthington and
Zoe Saldana starring movie is $237 million and it earned more than $2 billion worldwide.