Listing the Top 10 Most Expensive Films Ever

Dec 15, 2018 by

Listing the Top 10 Most Expensive Films Ever

Article provided by David Guillod.

In today’s movie generation, technology has made the process must simpler than every before. But, don’t let this take away the fact that the entire production phase is an expensive one. Below are the top ten most expensive movies that were ever created.

Thanks to the advancement of technology, shooting a movie has been easier than ever. However, it’s still an expensive endeavor. Here are the top 10 most expensive movies ever made.

  1. The Dark Knight Rises

The popular Batman movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, was hit by an evenly distributed $291,937,270 cost by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Albeit these companies both funded the movie, there was notable tension that reported by multiple sources.

  1. John Carter

John Carter comes in at number nine with a production budget of $291,937,270. Director Andrew Stanton reportedly did not like a number of scenes, which he reshot, hence raising the overall budget to an obscene number.

  1. Spider-Man 3

The third installment in the infamous Spider-Man series racked up a production budget of $299,329,633. Having played on more than 4,000 screens, this movie performed extremely well on opening weekend and its overall success paid dividends.

  1. Justice League

The infamous DC team came out swinging with a production budget of around $300,000,000, some of which went to some rumored reshoots. Much of this budget actually went to marketing the film around the world.

  1. Spectre

Singlehandedly the most expensive James Bond film ever made, the production budget totaled an astounding $308,702,880 with some promotion costs exceeding over $100 million. If that isn’t enough, items such as watches and luxury vehicles also raised the overall budget.

  1. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens

The highly-anticipated sequel to the Star Wars franchise totaled to $314,876,938, making it the most expensive Star Wars movie ever released.

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron

It goes without saying that much of the Avengers film utilized CGI along with a variety of shooting locations. However, with marketing and promotion costs alongside the budgets for seasoned actors, this film topped out at a $340,190,574 production budget.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was the costliest film made during its 2007 release date. With a production budget of $348,057,713, due to special effects, location shots, and star costs, this film raised the bar.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The fourth installment in the Disney series garnered much attention after its high production cost of $444,142,183. It’s been rumored that lead actor Johnny Depp grossed over $50 million for reprising his role.

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The number one film on this list is the most expensive movie ever created with a production budget of $478,792,250. A majority of this film’s budget was spent on promoting and marketing, with some spent on language development for the film.

David Guillod is a well-established talent and literary manager. Guillod held senior partner leadership roles at United Talent Agency, Handprint Ent. & most recently at Primary Wave Entertainment. Guillod is also a film/TV producer, most recently credited on Atomic Blonde and Louder Milk. Visit David Guillod’s profile on Twitter.

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