Movies are made in order to entertain people and grab large amounts of greens as a reward for doing that. Movie makers put a lot of efforts in order to make the movie a massive hit on the box-office. Right from the veracious casting, to life-like special effects, captivating screenplay, and last but not the least, scrupulous publicity. When all these things are combined together, you get some of the masterpieces of all time like the second-highest grossing movie, Titanic. Whilst making a movie, the budget is something that matters a lot. Creators strive to do anything to make their movies a prodigious success. And sometimes the obsession is so much that they spend a huge amount of money in the production of the movie. Don’t believe us? You will, once you’ll have a look at our list of the top 5 most expensive films ever made in the history.
Can’t hold on to your excitement to find out which are the top 5 most expensive films ever made? Well, your wait ends, for here are is the list of the movies with the highest budget ever.
The 4th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' was released in 2011. The movie is a fantasy swashbuckler which is the sequel to the 2007 movie ‘At World’s End’. The Johnny Depp starrer proved to be a major hit at the box-office garnering $ $1.045 billion worldwide. The movie became the 6th highest-grossing movie of all time upon its release and is currently ranked in the 26th spot. But when it comes to the list of the most expensive movies ever made, the film ranks at the 1st spot. It is estimated that it took a net budget of $378.5 million for the movie to get completed. Well, it is quite understandable as the graphics and effects used in the movie were outstanding. It took around 1,112 shots of computer-generated imagery which were completed by 10 visual effects companies to make this movie. The movie got a remarkable response by the audience and the critics as well.
The 2nd most expensive movie in the world is a part of the same movie series, i.e. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Released in 2007, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End’ is an epic fantasy movie that was directed by Gore Verbinski. The movie proved to be successful on the box-office garnering $963.4 million worldwide. ‘At World’s End’ was the 5th highest-grossing movie in the world at the time of its release and is currently placed on the 35th spot on the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time. The movie features Hollywood stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightly. It took an estimated budget of $300 million for ‘At World’s End’ to get completed. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards but could not manage to win any.
The 3rd most expensive movie in the world is 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' which is the sequel to ‘The Avengers’. The movie was released in 2015 starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo. The movie became the 5th highest-grossing movie in the world upon its release and is currently placed 7th on the list. In an estimated budget of $279.9, Age of Ultron grossed $1.405 billion worldwide. The movie received positive reviews both from the critics and viewers all around the world. Its sequel named ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is all set to release on 4 May 2018.
Not every expensive movie is a success and this is totally applicable to John Carter. The film is the 4th most expensive movie in the world as of now. John Carter is a science fiction movie that was released in 2012. At an estimated net budget of $263.7 million, John Carter sank in the box-office grossing only $284.1 million. The film is an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel ‘A Princess of Mars’. John Carter received a poor response on the North American box-office and received mixed critical reception. Despite being loaded with exceptional visuals and action sequence, the film could not impress the audience. The blame is to be given to the cast and the plot of the movie. Whatever the reason is, John Carter failed to entertain viewers all around the world.
The only animated movie on the list, Tangled is the 5th most expensive film ever made. The movie was released worldwide on 24 November 2010. Based on the German fairy tale ‘Rapunzel’, Tangled is a 3-D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy movie from the house of Disney. The movie features the voices of actors like Mandy Moore, Donna Murphy, and Zachary Levi. Tangled received positive reviews from both the critics and the viewers. The movie grossed about $591.8 million worldwide. Speaking of the budget of the movie, it took $260 million for the movie to get finished. The budget is quite justified as the movie was nominated for many awards including the Best Original Song for the 83rd Academy Awards.
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