Hollywood Movies with The Most Expensive Budget- Ranked

Movies with Expensive Budget: 

Sometimes producers spent millions of fortune on a movie to get the a-list cast, writers, expensive locations, special effects, and promotions. Whether the expenses pan out well for the project is another story, but the following movies happen to be the most expensive Hollywood movies ever made. While we get carried away by the story and the visuals, we don’t realize the hard work, time, and money invested in the minutest detail. Some honorable mentions include Titanic, Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Lone Ranger. To be frank, if we consider inflation over the decades, Titanic would win the top spot for most expensive movies. Let us know which amongst the following expensive movies managed to captivate you.


Avengers Endgame Avatar

It was due to James Cameron’s innovative technology in Avatar that enticed the audience to hit the theatres and make it the biggest blockbuster of its time. But to infuse such a technology that was new and rare at that time incurred heavy costs. However, it was for the best and Avatar ended up making $ 2 Billion at the box-office. After years of waiting, it is set to return with 2 sequels in the near future and we can’t wait to see what innovation James Cameron has in store.

The movie spent about $237 Million in 2009.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman V Superman is one of the expensive movies that received an abysmal reaction from both the audience and the critics. Despite being directed by the genius Zack Snyder, fans’ big bubble of expectations regarding the Superman and Batman battle had a loud burst. It did manage to save its neck at the box office but the returns weren’t satisfying for the producers as well.

The movie was made with a budget of $250 Million.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Adapting a wizard’s saga in a movie demands a huge investment of time, skills, and money. The Harry Potter franchise succeeded in bringing the fantasy world of wizards into life by staying true to the books as much as possible. It took the production house years to create the props, set, Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, etc., that would make every facet of the Wizarding World feel real. The Half-Blood Prince was the most expensive Harry Potter movie that dived further into the magical world full of secrets, thrills, and horror.

The sixth installment of Harry Potter’s adventures spent an estimated amount of $276 million.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

As one of the longest-running franchises, The Hobbit had earned more than a fortune from its predecessors and The Lord of the Rings. It allowed The Battle of the Five Armies to build on the critical and commercial global success. Even though the movie received mixed reactions from the critics, the box-office results were pretty impressive.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned $950 million against a budget of a whopping $250-300 Million.


Movies with Expensive Budget

Making an animated film is a completely different game where even the slightest detail can require the utmost attention and time. Unlike live-action movies where the prime focus is on the story and the actors, animated movies take years to put life into the characters. Tangled is one of the most expensive and exceptional animated movies for its detailing and engaging story. The team had spent about six years on Rapunzel’s hair alone to render them a natural look yet magical look.

Tangled had a budget of $282 Million.

Spider-Man 3

Sam Raimi had strong visions for the third installment of Spider-Man but the end product turned out to be an epic disaster. A large amount of money was spent on too many villains and a messed up plot that only inflicted headache on the audience. He had plans to build a base for the Sinister Six by including all the villains in one movie.

Spider-Man 3 spent a whopping amount of 294 Million.

Avengers: Infinity War

Usually a single battle in a movie or series requires an exorbitant budget. But Infinity War had not one but at least four battles amongst superheroes and inter-galactic beings spread across the galaxy on various planets. The awe-inspiring battle of Wakanda alone seemed to be a massive challenge followed by the other attempts against the Mad Titan. The MCU heroes joined forces and traveled across space in order to stop Thanos from acquiring all the six Infinity Stones. From gathering all the cast to infusing special effects in such an impressive fashion consumed a lot of the budget.

The movie spent an estimated budget of $316 Million.

Avengers: Endgame

Movies with Expensive Budget

As mentioned before, the Avengers franchise has always been generous with the budget and keeps raising the expenses with every movie. Endgame was the final battle of phase 3 where all the superheroes from the MCU had teamed up against the Mad Titan. To show a grand battle of the universe with inter-galactic forces on board involved heavy special effects. Additionally, having top actors like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, etc. attached to its name would have automatically taken over half the budget.

The total estimated budget of Avengers: Endgame was $356 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Endgame

It’s no surprise that the budget of the Avengers keeps growing with every movie. However, the Age of Ultron retains its position on the top amongst all the Marvel movies. The second installment had the Avengers prevent the smart robots from gaining control over the world and also save the people of Sokovia from falling victim to the battle. The rise of robots wouldn’t have been impressive and believable had it not been for the outstanding special effects team.

It happens to be the most expensive MCU movie with a budget of about $365 million.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Movies with Expensive Budget:

Landing on the most expensive movie ever made, we present you the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean. It spent about a fortune on the elite actors, expensive sets, and special effects, thus stealing the attention of the story. The movie had disappointed the critics but managed to save its neck on the commercial level with a few billions of dollars.

The total amount spent on the movie was $410 million.

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