The 8 Most Expensive Movies Of All-Time

The 8 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
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Back in the day, rumour has it that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is shaping up to be the most expensive movie ever made with a budget of over $400 million, which is easy to believe given its gigantic cast. Of course, Hollywood has a history of putting unimaginable amounts of money into its movies. Sometimes it’s worth it, and sometimes it really backfires.

You don’t shoot a big Hollywood blockbuster just like that: Such projects require a lot of work and time. Of course, the necessary small change should not be missing. And that has reached unbelievable heights in many well-known films. In this article, we introduce you to some of the most expensive films ever. Without further ado, let’s discover the most expensive movies ever made.

8. Titanic (1997): $312 million

The film Titanic (1997), by director James Cameron, moved many people in cinemas by telling the tragic romance of the couple Jack and Rose during the sinking of the ship RMS Titanic, which in fact sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912. The total work cost for Paramount Pictures for this movie was $312 million, but made in a total a profit of $2.195 billion. 

7. Justice League (2017): $313 million

The US action film “Justice League” was released in cinemas in 2017 and grossed around $657.9 million worldwide. The $313 million production cost was easily recouped. Despite this, “Justice League” earned the lowest grossing of any film in the DC Extended Universe film franchise. The film has an all-star cast with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gardot as Wonder Woman. The reviews were still rather mixed to moderate.

6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018): $316 million

With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) arrived in theaters as the third film in the saga and with the promise of a global threat, never seen before, by the villain Thanos. The movie that rocked superhero fandom cost $316 million to produce and had total revenue of $2.048 billion.

5. Spiderman 3 (2007): $318 million

A comic book film adaptation is number 5 on our list of the most expensive movies. The final sequel of the Spider-Man trilogy was the most expensive film in the series; it costed $318 million. However, the box office results were also many times higher than those of the previous films: with 891 million US dollars worldwide, it surpassed the first two. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the leading roles convinced the critics with a high level of acting, and the action aesthetics and animations were also praised.

4. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $356 million

Once again, on our list of the most expensive movies, Marvel appears with one of the most expensive films in the history of cinema. A year after causing the disappearance of half of Earth’s population, the Avengers saga has returned with yet another sequel, Avengers: Endgame (2019). The feature film that enshrined the last appearance of Iron Man and Captain America in the MCU films took $356 million to produce and generated an impressive total revenue of $2.797 billion.

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – $362 million

In the third sequel of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann team up to free Jack Sparrow from the prison of Davy Jones, the cursed pirate. Called Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End  (2007), the film cost US$ 362 million to bring the crowd’s favourite drunk pirate back to the big screen. In contrast, the film’s total revenue was $963 million.

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $386 million

The Avengers franchise appears for the third time in the list of the most expensive films with Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Packed with computerized special effects, the film tells the story of how Tony Stark nearly wiped out humanity by accidentally creating the evil artificial intelligence Ultron. With a production cost of US$ 386 million and a total income of US$ 1.405 billion, the film secured the second place on the list.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – $430 million

Actually, “At World’s End” was planned as the last film of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga. Only about a year after its success in theatres, however, it was already announced that there should be a sequel. Johnny Depp’s co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are no longer on board in On Stranger Tides, but he’s joined by Penélope Cruz. The pirate film was released in 3D and grossed over a billion US dollars. With production costs of 430 million dollars, it is still the most expensive film of all time.