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The 50 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

2012 sees the release of some very big-budget, expensive movies, such as ‘John Carter’ and ‘Men in Black 3’, and so celebrate, we’re taking a look back at the most expensive films of all time, and seeing if the investments payed off!

Most expensive films
Rank Title Year Cost (est.)
(millions)
Comment
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007 $300 The final part in Verbinski’s trilogy was very disappointing, but had some funny moments
2 Tangled 2010 $260 This animated comedy was fun, but not worth the money
3 Spider-Man 3 2007 $258* Better than Spidey 1, this was worth it
4 John Carter 2012 $250* A big flop, Taylor Kitsch was not happy with the reception of this OK sci-fi
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $250 One of the best Potters, this needed the money, especially after a hefty delayed release
6 Avatar 2009 $237* Made $2bn. Enough said
7 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 $225* Too expensive. Disney dropped the franchise.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006 $225 Much better than 3 and 1, this was very likable.
9 The Avengers 2012 $220 One of 2012’s best films, the star power in this needed money
10 Men in Black 3 2012 $215* Will Smith alone demanded half this budget. Pretty good movie, though
11 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $210 Absolutely awful
12 Superman Returns 2006 $209* Alright. Not great.
Battleship 2012 $209* Floppy flip-flop
14 King Kong 2005 $207 Decent enough
15 Titanic 1997 $200* Took a bunch
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 $200* Shit
2012 2009 $200* Very good disaster movie
Spider-Man 2 2004 $200 One of the best ever superhero movies, and by far the best Spidey
Quantum of Solace 2008 $200 Not that good
Terminator Salvation 2009 $200 Not that good
Toy Story 3 2010 $200 Masterpiece
Green Lantern 2011 $200 Shit
Cars 2 2011 $200 Shit
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 $200 Pretty good. Read my review here.
25 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $195 Not as shit as 2. Still shit
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 $185 Shitter than expected
The Dark Knight 2008 $185 Masterpiece
28 The Golden Compass 2007 $180* OK. Just OK.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 $180 The worst Narnia, but still pretty good. Has decent rewatch value
WALL-E 2008 $180 Masterpiece. Incredible filmmaking.
31 Troy 2004 $175* OK.
Evan Almighty 2007 $175 Funny but not worth that much
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175 Good animation
Up 2009 $175 Very good Pixar film
A Christmas Carol 2009 $175 Very good Zemeckis adventure
36 Waterworld 1995 $172 Shit
37 Snow White & the Huntsman 2012 $170* Haven’t seen it yet
Wild Wild West 1999 $170 OK
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 $170 OK
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 $170 Sienna MIller is pretty hot. Apart from that, shit
Iron Man 2 2010 $170 Very good
Tron: Legacy 2010 $170 Shit
43 How to Train Your Dragon 2010 $165 Pretty good
44 Cowboys & Aliens 2011 $163* OK
45 Sahara 2005 $160* OK
Van Helsing 2004 $160 Shit
Poseidon 2006 $160 Good
Shrek the Third 2007 $160 Excellent. Very funny animated comedy
Inception 2010 $160 Masterpiece. One of the best films ever made
50 Robin Hood 2010 $155* OK
Alexander 2004 $155 OK

Words: LucienStats: Total Film

 

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at LuwdMedia.com and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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