Hollywood film industry has always been famous for its big budget movies, which feature extraordinary special effects, ensemble cast and exotic locales. Till date, Hollywood has witnessed a large number of super expensive budget movies, on which millions of dollars have been spent in production costs, which have resulted in huge collections. Though the accounting of Hollywood films has been secretive in nature, still estimates have been made to find out which films have been most expensive ever.
Listed below are the top 10 highest expensive budget Hollywood movies of all time, the figures based on adjustments made for inflation:
The 2009 fantasy film “Avatar” features on number 10 on the list of top 10 most expensive budget Hollywood movies, which had a whopping budget of $ 261 million. The epic movie James Cameron movie had excellent visual effects, though it lacked on the story front.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Featuring next on this list is the 2006 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, which had a budget of $ 263 million. Special effects and wonderful adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow are the X factors of this movie, which grossed up $ 1 billion as global collection.
This 1995 movie called “Waterworld” is another big budget Hollywood movie, which incurred a cost of $ 266 million, though it turned out to be a devastating flop on the box office. The film probably bombed due to its weak storyline and monotonous length.
7. John Carter
With a tremendous budget of $ 271 million, “John Carter” has been another movie to be included in the list of most expensive ones. The movie hit the theaters in 2012.
6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The next name to be included among the highest budget movies in Hollywood is that of “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”, which was released in 2009 and had a budget of $ 275 million. All the movies in Harry Potter series have been raving hits, in addition to being big on budget.
The animated fairy tale of Rapunzel, released by the name of “Tangled” by Disney in 2010, is the next movie to be included in this list, thanks to its huge budget of $ 281 million, but covered way beyond this cost by earning over $ 590 million on the worldwide box office.
4. Spider Man 3
Featuring next on the list of top 10 highest expensive budget movies in Hollywood is the original super hero flick “Spider Man 3”, which was made in 2007, with a budget of $ 293 million. The Marvel comic hero did it once again by proving to be a smashing hit.
The touching romantic movie set in the backdrop of the Titanic tragedy was another big budget Hollywood movie, which was made with production cost of $ 294 million, making it the third most expensive movie ever in Hollywood. It was released in 1997.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
With a budget of $ 341 million, the 2007 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End” comes on number 2 in the list of most expensive Hollywood movies. The movie excels in every field- performances, action, adventure and story.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Yet another movie from the POTC series, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” makes it on the top of this list of the most high budget movies in Hollywood ever. It was released in 2011 and made with a big budget of $ 397 million.
Some other big budget Hollywood movies include “Spider Man 2” (2004), “King Kong” (2005), “The Chronicles of Narnia” (2008) and “X Men:The Last Stand”(2006).