Hollywood movies are watched worldwide and the film makers invest a lot of resources and manpower to get the best out of the movie. It’s not that only the high budget movies become successful but with some good investment, movie can perform well at the box-office. In this technological era, we find the extensive use of graphics, sound enhancements and huge sets can be seen. Such investments interest the viewers and as the Hollywood movies are followed in almost every part of the world, it can prove to be a great success.
Below listed are the movies that have seen huge investments in order to glorify the movie with rich sets, graphics and animations.
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- 10. Captain America: Civil War:
- 9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
- 8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:
- 7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
- 6. Spider-Man 3:
- 5. Tangled:
- 4. John Carter:
- 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron:
- 2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End:
- 1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
Here we go with the countdown of the Top 10 Most expensive movies ever made in the World
10. Captain America: Civil War:
It is an American superhero film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. It features the Marvel Comics character Captain America and it came as the sequel to 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film’s cast includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Paul Raud, Tom Holland and Frank Grillo. It was produced by Marvel Studios with a budget of about $250 million. It was released worldwide in 2016 and was a critical and commercial success, earning over $1.1 billion and becoming the 12th highest grossing film ever worldwide.
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
It is an American superhero film directed by Zack Synder, based on the DC Comics characters. It became the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together and also had the first cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. It was produced with a budget of about $250 million by RatPac Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films. It was released in 2016 and grossed about $872.7 million, making it the 46th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:
This high fantasy action film came as the final instalment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. The movie stars Martin Freeman, Ian Mckellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchet, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Ken Scott, Luke Evans and James Nesbitt. Made with a budget of about $250 million, this movie grossed $956 million worldwide, thus making it the 33rd highest grossing film of all time.
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
It is a British-American fantasy film that came as the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The film’s screenplay was written by Steve Kloves and directed by David Yates. Heyday Films produced this movie with a budget of about $250 million. The film starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Warwick Davis and Timothy Spall. Bruno Delbonnel won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for this movie. It is the 34th highest grossing film of all time worldwide with a box-office collection of about $934 million.
6. Spider-Man 3:
This American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios was the final film in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy. The story written by Sam Riami and Ivan Riami is based on The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee. The movie cast included Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard and Thomas Haden Church. It was produced with a budget of about $258 million and it grossed about $890.9 million across the world.
This American 3D animated musical fantasy-comedy film is the most expensive animated film ever made. It was directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios with a net budget of $260 million, this movie was based on Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm. Dan Fogelman has written the screenplay and Alan Menken rendered the music for the film. It was released worldwide in 2010 and earned about $591 million with $200 million earned in the US and Canada.
4. John Carter:
Directed by Andrew Santon, it is an American science fiction-fantasy film based on A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The movie starred Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy and Willem Dafoe. The movie had cinematography by Dan Mindel, music by Michael Giachhino and was edited by Eric Zumbrunnen. It was produced with a budget of $263 million and performed poorly at the box office grossing only about $284 million.
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron:
This movie was based on the Marvel comics and was the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers. It was directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Marvel Studios. This superhero film starred Robeert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor- Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Paul Bettany. The movie had music by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman and Ben Davis in Cinematography. It was produced with a net budget of about $267.4 million and grossed about $1.4 billion, making it the seventh highest-grossing movie ever.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End:
It is an American fantasy swashbuckler film that came as the third sequel in Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The story and screenplay were by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The movie had Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy and Cutler Beckett in the lead roles. Released in 2007, with a budget of about US$300 million, it grossed over $960 million worldwide.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
It is the fourth sequel of the American fantasy swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean the most expensive film ever made. Released in the year 2011, it was directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film’s plot was drawn by the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. This movie saw Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Geoffrey Rush in the lead roles. The screenplay and story were rendered by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and has music by Hans Zimmer, cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. It had the production cost of about US$ 378.5 million and was a commercial success as it stands as the 19th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
If you have missed any one of these most expensive movies of all time till 2017 do watch them soon, just to see how grand these have been made. All these movies have made huge collections at the box-office too. In the coming years, more of such movies are awaited hit the screens. Stay in touch with our page for the latest, best and trending topics around the World.