Top 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
To create a good movie, some producers use a lot of money and make their movie become most expensive movies ever made in the world. Those expensive movies sometime become the best achievement of film industry in term of revenue, but sometime they’re not that good. Let’s take a short review on the list of the most expensive movies ever made.
10. King Kong (2005): $207 million
King Kong is a remake of 1933 film with the same title in 2005. The film was directed by Peter Jackson and starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis that portrayed as Kong. Initially the budget was $150 but climbed to $207 million. It was released on December 14, 2005 and made a total of $550 million and becoming 4th highest on gross revenue on Universal Pictures history.
9. Superman Returns (2006): $209 million
Superman Returns is a Superhero film based on the old DC Comics character Superman. The film was directed by Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh become the Superman on the films. The other stars are Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Parker Posey. The Los Angeles premiere release date was June 21, 2006 and totally made the gross revenue of $391,081,192.
8. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006): $210 million
X:Men: The Last Stand (X-Men 3 or X3) is a superhero movie made in 2006 with Brett Gartner as director took over Bryan Singer that left to direct Superman Returns. the film was released in May 26, 2006. The film stars are Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen and Anna Paquin. The gross revenue made by this film is $459,359,555.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006): $225 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is a fantasy film produced in 2006 and the second film on Pirates of the Carribean series. It was directed by Gore Verbinski. The film was starred by Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris. The film is the 4th highest grossing film in term of revenue with a total $1,066,179,725 in gross revenue. It was released by July 7, 2006.
6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008): $225 million
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an epic fantasy film based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. The film was directed by Andrew Adamson and starred by Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson and Sergio Castellitto. The film was released on May 16, 2008 and released on June 26, 2008 for the United Kingdom. The gross revenue made by the film was $419,651,413.
5. Avatar (2009): $237 million
Avatar is an American epic scienece fiction film by James Cameron who wrote and directed that film. The film is starring by Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film was released on December 10, 2009 in London premiere and December 18, 2009 in the United States. Avatar is a big success and become first film to gross more than 2 Billion with total gross revenue of $2,782,206,970.
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): $250 million
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a fantasy-adventure film released on July 15, 2009. It’s the sixth installment of Harry Potter series a novel by J.K.Rowling. The film directed by David Yates and starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. The film get a success with a total gross revenue of $933,959,197 and become 12th highest grossing film of all time.
3. Spider-man 3 (2007): $258 million
Spiderman-Man 3 is superhore film released on April 16, 2007 in Tokyo premiere and May 4, 2007 in the United States. The film was written and directed by sam Raimi. The film is starring by Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons and James Cromwell. The film is grossing totally $890,871,626.
2. Tangled (2010): $260 million
Tangled is animated musical film released on November 17, 2010 in France, November 24, 2010 in the United States and January 28, 2011 in the United Kingdom. The film was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and features the voice of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy. The story is largely based on Rapunzel, German fairy tale by Brothers Grimm. It’s the second most expensive film ever made and is the most expensive animated film. The gross revenue made by this film is $449,449,768.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007): $300 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is an adventure fantasy film released on May 24, 2007. It’s the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. It’s directed by Gore Verbinski and starring by Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-fat, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Pryce. The gross revenue of the film is $960,996,492. It’s the most expensive movies ever made till date.