The 10 Most Expensive Films Ever Made

Published On March 17, 2015 » 1135 Views» By Z-rowe »

After posting a story about Sony’s budget problems with the new James Bond film, Spectre, it got us thinking about some of the most expensive movies ever made.

So, we did a little searching and found a pretty solid list of the 10 most expensive movies ever made, and every single one of them cost more than $250 million to make. Of course, all of the films listed below were successful, so the big budgets paid off, but it’s still incredible to see just how much money was pumped into these movies.

(budget estimates adjusted for inflation)

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No. 10 – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)

Cost of Production: $257.2 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $1.05 billion

Planned Budget: $250 million

 

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No. 9 – “Avatar” (2009)

Cost of Production: $261 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $3.1 billion

Planned Budget: $237 million

 

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No. 8 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006)

Cost of Production: $263.7 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $1.2 billion

Planned Budget: $225 million

 

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No. 7 – “Waterworld” (1995)

Cost of Production: $271.3 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $409.6 million

Planned Budget: $175 million

 

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No. 6 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009)

Cost of Production: $275.3 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $1 billion

Planned Budget: $250 million

 

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No. 5 – “Tangled” (2010)

Cost of Production: $281.7 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $641.1 million

Planned Budget: $260 million

 

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No. 4 – “Spider-Man 3” (2007)

Cost of Production: $293.9 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $1 billion

Planned Budget: $258 million

 

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No. 3 – “Titanic” (1997)

Cost of Production: $294.3 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $3.2 billion (including the 2012 3D re-release)

Planned Budget: $200 million

 

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No. 2 – “Cleopatra” (1963)

Cost of Production: $339.5 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $445.8 million

Planned Budget: $44 million

 

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No. 1 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007)

Cost of Production: $341.8 million

Worldwide Adjusted Gross: $1.1 billion

Planned Budget: $300 million

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