A representation of our surroundings, notable social issues, part of our history or merely a fragment of someone’s imagination, a movie can be all these things and so much more. Through the years ever since the first film was created in its black and white glory, there has been no looking back. Today, movies have come a long way and so has the direction, action and other crucial aspects involved. Your input has a significant impact on the output, similarly to the get the best results, it is essential to put the best people and devices at work which means investment of lots of money. Let’s find out some expensive movies that were made with enormous budgets.
Here are the top 10 most expensive movies ever made.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strangers Tide
Released in 2011, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strangers Tide, the fourth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies holds the title for the most expensive movie ever made. It is estimated that the net budget of the movie is $379 million. The movie received mixed reviews wherein some praised the cinematography and the actors while others thought that the plot and storyline could have been a little original.
With actors like Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Geoffrey Rush along with Johnny Depp as the notorious Jack Sparrow, the film was surely an entertainer. There were several interesting characters like Mermaids and Calypso, that were also an interesting addition. The movie currently also is on the 33rd rank of highest grossing movies in the world.
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Infinity War, Endgame
This list would be incomplete without the Avengers trilogy that individually ranks on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th most expensive movies to be ever made. Here we have combined the three movies to bring more expensive movies to the list. Based on ‘The Avengers’ comic books, the movies are produced by Marvel Studios.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the 11th film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first avenger movie, it was created with a net budget of $365 Million and is presently the second most expensive movie ever made worldwide. The movie went on to become one of the highest grossing movies, making $1.4 Billion. The Avengers: Infinity War was made with a budget of approximately $314-400 Million and went on to make $2.048 Billion at the box office. The Endgame was made with a budget of $356 Million. The film surpassed all the Avengers movies and became the highest grossing film, making $2.8 Billion worldwide. Now that’s what you call a high-class movie.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Once again, we have a Pirates of the Caribbean movie on the list, the 2007 movie, At World’s End. The movie was made with a whopping budget of $300 Million. Actors Kiera Knightley, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom along with several other talented actors graced the screen with great acting and an interesting as well as humorous plot. The movie made $900 Million at the box office. It was also the highest grossing movie of the year 2007. The movie holds the title for being the fifth most expensive film ever made and was, in fact, the most expensive movie at the time of its release.
4. Justice League
Bring together some of the most famous superheroes, and you are surely doomed to make a high budget movie. The 2017 movie is the sixth most expensive ever made, based on the DC Comics, it is the fifth installment in the series. The film was made with a $300 Million budget and grossed $657 Million worldwide. The stars in the film include Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa along with several other actors in crucial roles. The movie was praised for its enigmatic action sequences whereas received criticism for the lack of plot and character development. While many fans were excited to see the team come together, others were disappointed by several aspects.
5. Solo: A Star Wars Story
The movie that holds the title for the seventh most expensive film ever made was created with a net budget of $275 Million. Compared to several other superhero movies, Solo made a low impact at the box office making $393 Million. Based on Han Solo, the movie was considered great at visual effects and several action scenes but received less appreciation and mixed reviews. Released in 2018, it is the second film in the Star Wars anthology. The film premiered in Los Angeles and was also screened at Cannes the same year.
6. John Carter
A sci-fi action movie, John Carter movie is based on the Barsoom series. The movie received an unsatisfactory response considering the extremely high budget and technicalities involved in the making of the movie. A Walt Disney Production movie, it had a net budget of $263.7 Million. The film grossed only $284.1 Million worldwide. The poor response led to Walt Disney cancelling any future sequels. Previously a sequel named John Carter: The Gods of Mars was in plans, but later it was cancelled. The film was considered a flop on the first day of its release but made an opening day record in Russia.
7. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
When DC decided to bring together Batman and Superman, fans went berserk and so did the budget. The American Superhero movie released in 2016 and received majorly upsetting reviews. The movie was made with a net budget of $250-300 Million and made $873.6 Million at the box office. While fans were upset with the plot, people couldn’t help but praise Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot for their acting as characters Batman and Wonder Woman respectively. Fans couldn’t fathom the shaping up of Superman’s character in the movie, which gave the movie more criticism and fewer praises.
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This list is majorly made up of action, superhero and sci-fi movies so here is another one in the list. The 2017 release, based on space-opera, is one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The film, made with a net budget of $200-317 Million, made $1.333 Billion at the box-office. The movie was considered as highly successful and is currently the ninth highest grossing movie of all time. The film was nominated under many titles at the 90th Academy Awards as well as at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. In December 2019, that is ar the end of this year the sequel of the movie, titled, The Rise of the Skywalker will release.
An animated movie on this list may be a shocker for many. Disney’s Tangled is the most expensive animated movie ever made. The movie took more than six years for production and a net budget of $260 Million. Roughly based on the character of Rapunzel, the movie was named Tangled to make it gender neutral. The movie made $591.8 Million at the box office out of which $200 Million is from the United States and Canada. The film is certainly pleasing to the eyes, the visualization is brilliant and one can surely see that a lot of money, imagination, creativity and effort has been put to create this movie.
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The list comes to an end with yet another Star Wars movie. The 2015 release, The Force Awakens is on number 10th on our list of the most expensive movies ever made. The movie is not just one of the most expensive but also one of the highest grossing movies on our list. The movie, made with a net budget of $258.6 Million, made a jaw dropping $2.068 Billion at the box office. The film was all praises in the eyes of fans and critics for its various aspects. Some viewers were disappointed with the movie in comparison to the original trilogy but when a movie gets more than $780 Million net profit, we know it was surely outstanding. Fans are highly excited for the December 2019 release, hope the faith doesn’t falter.
A lot of aspects is taken care of while making movies and we are sure through this list you guys will have found out how money plays a very significant role. Well, anything that gives a boost to our creativity and imagination surely deserves some credit and in case of movies a massive sum of money.