Expensive Marvel Movies:
Making a superhero movie consumes a lot of time, energy, brains, and especially money. Without a hefty budget, it impossible to make a successful superhero film that involves concepts like galaxy, superpowers, great battles, etc. Marvel has been in this game for a long time and knows the ingredients for a blockbuster superhero movie- top actors, CGI, promotions, and visual effects. We have listed the most expensive Marvel movies ever produced.
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Last Stand was focused on the brewing battle between Magneto and Xavier with a background where a cure for the mutants was discovered. A budget of $210 was heavily exhausted on the CGI and reportedly the Golden Gate Bridge episode.
Black Panther was highly lauded for its CGI and plot that highlighted the rich culture and history of the Black community. Its cultural impact had marked a milestone that gave hope to many children across the world. Black Panther was the first black superhero to hit the silver screen. Apart from its cultural footprint, the movie showed exceptional work in its visual effects, costume designs, and music which earned it BAFTA and Academy awards. Estimated expenses spent on the masterpiece happen to be around $200 Million. Black Panther had also followed the path of other MCU movies by entering the Billion-dollar club.
This is the first movie where Earth’s mightiest heroes had assembled against a common threat to Earth. By now we have well established how generous the high-achieving MCU has been with its budget since the beginning. All the time, brains, hard work, and money invested in the movie were fruitful as it was the 1st Marvel film to enter the billion-dollar club. It was made with a budget of $220 Million.
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man was the first reboot since Tobey Maguire. It starred Andrew Garfield as the titular hero who was bid against the lizard this time. The movie was admired by both fans and critics. All the mind-blowing stunts and special effects mounted up a budget of around $230 Million.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy is the most unconventional superhero movie for its brilliant comedy without compromising on the action and adventure. The visuals and special effects were a delight to the eyes and the superhero fans devoured its novelty and the engaging plot. Since the entire concept is based on the outer galaxy, it would depend heavily on CGI, thus raising the expenses automatically. The total budget had estimated to be $232 Million.
Spider-Man 3 happens to be the most expensive Spidey movie that Sony had ever made. However, the third installment of the Tobey Maguire film turned out to be an epic disaster. It had too many villains scattered across the movie, only leaving the audience baffled and exhausted. Sam Raimi was establishing an origin for Sinister 6 but the failure of Spider-Man 3 shattered all the plans. Total expenses on the movie amounted to be $250 Million.
Captain America: Civil War
Even though the title suggested a Captain America standalone, it was no less than an Avengers movie. Civil War meant a great deal for fans as it was the first time they’d see the superheroes battling against each other. The cast included the A-list actor like the “protagonist” Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, etc. The airport hangar where the battle took place was partly the Leipzig airport and partly a fake one at the studios. The movie is estimated to be around $250 Million. However, it was all worth it as the profits had skyrocketed beyond $1 Billion.
Avengers: Infinity War
A movie that has at least four wars spread across the universe on various planets will undoubtedly incur heavy costs. Creating the outer space scenes and the jaw-dropping Wakanda War required an extraordinary team of special effects and visuals. Besides, Infinity War had brought all the MCU stars on the same screen whose salaries alone would have covered half the budget. With the top cast, visuals, sounds, promotions, etc., the movie budget panned out to be $316 million.
The final and ultimate battle of phase 3 had gathered all the MCU superheroes together. The franchise was planning for this finale for a decade which implied that it wouldn’t leave a single stone unturned for its success. Endgame had to rely heavily on CGI for the Time Travel costume, inter-galactic ships, and all the high-tech weapons and magic on the battlefield. Furthermore, we all know how vigorously MCU does its marketing and PR on which it spent $200 Million alone. The movie was made on a budget of $356 million, excluding the promotional expenses.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The budget of the Avengers saga keeps growing with every movie. But Avengers: Age of Ultron hasn’t moved from its spot as the most expensive MCU project with a budget of $365 Million. The plot was inspired by the robot-uprising where Tony Stark’s android gained its own conscience and decided for world domination with its robot army. The battle of Sokovia had raised a lot of stakes and we could feel the tension from the screen itself. The movie was received well by fans and became a $1 billion blockbuster.