The 9 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

We all know that movie stars are making big money and it takes an entire crew to film our favorite blockbuster hits, but have you ever wondered how much it actually costs to make a movie?

Whether it’s a romantic comedy, action packed drama, or a sci-fi thriller, movies can cost millions to make. Between special effects, sets, props, crew, and of course the hottest celebrities in starring roles, it can be an expensive business to make a movie. We know they make big bucks once they hit theaters, but did you know some movies spend more on production than they make in profit? Here are the 9 most expensive movies ever made.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

This sequel to the popular Disney flick spent $225 million to make and became the fastest film to make $1 billion worldwide when it was released. The big budget for filming seemed to be worth it, because this hit has had a few more sequels since and continues to be a popular franchise for audiences of all ages.

Avatar

This sci-fi fantasy film cost $240 million to make — and it’s no wonder why. Directed by James Cameron, who is known for his work on Titanic, this film had a lot of big names behind it. Between the blue-hued special effects and the big names on board, this film had one of the highest budgets in Hollywood.

 

X-Men: The Last Stand

This installment of the famous mutant movie series cost about $246 million to produce. With celebrities such as Hugh Jackman starring as Wolverine, and the special effects needed to show the mutant powers, it makes sense that this film spent such a high budget. Luckily they made more than double that with the box office release.

Tangled

This modernized Disney take on the classic Rapunzel story had a budget of $280 million. It made more than double that at the box office and was a huge success. Animated movies often have large budgets to account for the designers, animators, technology, and even voice work of the stars playing the hit characters.

 

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

This superhero movie needed a superhero budget of $280 million dollars to produce. After the success of the first Avengers film, and all the individual hero movies, this installment combined the biggest names in Marvel for an action-packed and expensive adventure. This star-studded film had big names like Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson as the famous Marvel heroes and it drew fans of all ages.

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