Top Ten Movies with the Highest Budget

Hollywood spends billions of dollars every year making new films.  Today’s biggest budget movies come with staggering costs.


The Avengers

Cost: $220 million

Year: 2012

Although last on the list of the top ten movies with the highest budget, The Avengers brought in the 2nd most amount of money (just behind Avatar) with box office earnings topping a whopping $1.5 billion.


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Cost: $225 million

Year: 206

The second Pirate’s of the Caribbean movie was actually the most financially successful of the trilogy even though it cost almost a third less than the final installment.


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Cost: $225 million

Year: 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian had a hefty budget. It met moderate success at the box office bringing in about $420 million.


The Dark Knight Rises

Cost: $230 million

Year: 2012

The Dark Knight rises is the final film in the Dark Knight Trilogy and was by far the most expensive. It also happened to be the most successful, making it the 8th highest grossing film of all time and the 2nd highest grossing superhero film ever. At the box office it brought in just north of $1 billion.



Cost: $237 million

Year: 2009

James Cameron’s epic masterpiece cost $235 million to produce and roughly the same amount to market. The initial investment proved well worth it as the movie has grossed almost $3 billion worldwide since its release at the box office and after hitting store shelves.



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Cost: $250 million

Year: 2009

Anything with the Harry Potter name it is practically guaranteed to be successful. One of the biggest movie franchises (and book franchises) in history went out with a bang in this grand finale. Although the movie cost a quarter of a billion to make, the movie made nearly four time that in return.


John Carter

Cost: $250 million

Year: 2012

John Carter was perhaps the most expensive bust at the box offices of all time. This long-awaited film version of the classic sci-fi novels did not live up to expectations. Over the long haul, the movie was luckily able to earn back its budget, but attendance, especially in the United States was dismal.


Spiderman 3

Cost: $258 million

Year: 2007

Although not as well received as the first two renditions of the modern Spiderman movies, Spiderman 3 had the highest budget of all of them. Despite facing lackluster reviews, the movie was able to gross just under $1 billion at the box office.



Cost: $260 million

Year: 2010

The combination of hand-drawn animation and top-notch computer graphics added to the cost of this recent Disney film. The story is loosely based on the German fairy tale “Repunzal.”


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Cost: $300 million

Year: 2007

What started with nothing more than a ride at an amusement park, the final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series tops the list of the most expensive movies ever made. Disney never holds back to inspire future generation of kids and to entice our imaginations and this film, especially, upholds that ideal.


Source: Wikipedia


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