Top Ten Most Expensive Movies of All Time

Movies have been a popular source of entertainment for a long time. Every person has his/her own taste when it comes to films, but some are always going to be better received than others. Many of the most expensive movies that came into existence did not fare well in spite of the sky-reaching costs. Here we shall see the top ten most expensive movies that have been made to date.


1. Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean - At Worlds End

This film was released in 2007 and received good response from the audience, not so much because of a strong story line, but more because of the colourful settings and costumes. The final product cost was about $316.6 million.


2. Cleopatra

This movie was released in 1963 and had a final cost of about $314.6 million. Although it was the second most expensive movie ever made, it was commercially a flop of a film that served as proof of how things can still go wrong in spite of spending massive money.


3. Superman Returns
Superman Returns

This film came out in 2006 and was potentially weak to replace its predecessors.  The total cost went up to $294.6 million, though, so it definitely came out with a bang.


4. Titanic

Released in 1997, the cost on this film went up to about $272.6 million. It performed very well in the box office, though, and broke some attendance records at the time. The major section of the cost was devoted to re-building the titanic with an exquisite appearance to make it identical to the original ill-fated sip.


5. Spider Man 3
Spider Man 3

It was released in the year 2007 and it didn’t manage to pull off as big of a response from the audience like the first two films in the series. In fact, this second sequel cost more than the first sequel. The main reason for this exorbitant $272.6 million cost is the numerous special effects that were a necessity to the third Spider Man, due to the presence of more super villains.


6. Waterworld

Released back in 1995, this film definitely came with a huge final product cost. The total cost turned out to be somewhere around $251.2 million. The reason for this sky-height cost is the fact that about 18 months of the film shoot took place in water, which is bound to cost more than the dry land shooting.


7. Terminator 3 – Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

This movie released in 2003 came to a total cost of $237.8 million. Out of the entire cost, a part of it was dedicated to the story and the rights while even more was spent on visual effects and also talent.


8. King Kong
King Kong

This super movie was released all over the world in the year 2005. The latest King Kong was a classic movie remake. Peter Jackson’s courage has to be appreciated, as he chose to remake a movie that had flopped at the box office 30 years ago. The budget shot up to about $231.9 million, but the movie wasn’t a big hit.


9. Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2

This movie was released in the year 2004. The sequel proved to be in no way lesser than the first part. In fact, both were said to be equally balanced and received good crowd appreciation. The cost of the movie was somewhere around $231.6 million. This enormous amount of money was mainly spent on the special effects that are the soul of this movie.


10. Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace

Released in 2008, this is arguably the best sequel of all the James Bond movies. Quantum of Solace was a major hit at the box office and also fared well with the critics. The total cost involved in making this movie was estimated to be around $230 million. The total amount spent was clearly visible in the action-sets as well as the most exotic locations where the movie was shot.

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