10 Of The Most Expensive Blockbusters Ever Made
Hollywood is a multibillion dollar industry. Revenues, actor’s wages film budgets are incredible high figures!We have comprised a list of the 10 most expensive blockbusters ever made! To keep things fair we have taken inflation into account.
1. Pirates of The Caribbean: At World’s End
One of the most expensive films ever made, the last in the original trilogy and had an initial budget of 300 million dollars!
Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl did the budget justice and garnered over $900 million in box office sales!
James Cameron knows exactly how to give the public what they want time and time again!The budget here was 200 million and The Titanic has made over 2 billion dollars in revenue!
Mr. Cameron even provided some of his own money as part of the budget.
3. Spiderman 3
Sam Raimi directed the entire Spider Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.This outing received mixed reviews on a plot that did not really clench much in terms of gripping story lines.This had a budget of $258 million.
This epic fairy tale took 6 years to make and cost over 260 million dollars! The film was originally supposed to be called Rapunzel but that was later changed to Tangled because the idea was to equally appeal to both sexes.
5. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Money was well spent on the FX in the movies and it has won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and BAFTA awards for Best Special Visual Effects and Best Production Design.Budget? 250 million dollars!
Kevin Costner starred in what has been recognized as a huge cinematic flop. Production cost $175 million and it only just managed to break even in ticket sales!
7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The cinematography and special FX were amazing in this film.The budget was $225 million to make but that was surpassed by becoming the fastest film to ever gross 1 billion at the box office.
James Cameron strikes again.Costing $237 million may sound like a lot but compared to making almost $3 billion dollars in box office revenue one can admit that was a worthy investment!
Cameron has always brought out the best in Sigourney Weaver and this film had the perfect advertising structure prior to its release.
9. John Carter
Walt Disney spent $254 million on John Carter.The film had mixed reviews from critics and has an average score of 51% on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. King Kong
This was Peter Jackson’s follow up to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.By now he had become a household name.King Kong had a huge budget of $207 million.
Many critics believed the film lacked any major story lines and focused on cinema-aimed special FX.