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Chronological listing of the most expensive films of all time

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The most expensive films of all time adjusted for inflation

Future big budget films

Chronological listing of the most expensive films of all time

The first film that cost more than a million dollars was D.W. Griffith's follow-up film too The Birth of a Nation, which became the most successful film of all time in the USA in 1915. However, it was Intolerance to the flop.

 

Of course, in the course of history there have been many films that are considered to be among the most expensive films of all time, but which only just missed the top title, such as Blown by the wind, which cost $ 3.9 million in 1939.

 

The first film that devoured tens of millions was the sandal film The Ten Commandments.

 

1963 cost Cleopatra the astronomical sum of $ 44 million, adjusted for inflation, the Liz Taylor film would still be the most expensive film of all time with a budget of $ 412 million (see also Truth).

 

1968 turned the Soviet Union war and peace and came up with questionable calculation methods on a budget of $ 100 million, but which is generally not recognized.

 

Terminator 2 was the first movie with a $ 100 million budget, Titanic the first movie with a $ 200 million budget and if you believe the unconfirmed numbers by the studio, then it was Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End the first film with a $ 300 million budget.

 

Cecil B. DeMille, James Cameron and Gore Verbinski are the only directors who can claim to have made twice the most expensive film of all time.

 

year budget title Director

1916

2.000.000

Intolerance

D. W. Griffith

1925

3.900.000

Ben Hur

Fred Niblo

1930

3.950.000

Hells Angels

Howard Hughes

1942

4.000.000

Pirates in the Caribbean Sea

Cecil B. DeMille

1946

8.000.000

Duel in the sun

King Vidor

1956

13.500.000

The Ten Commandments

Cecil B. DeMille

1959

15.000.000

Ben Hur

William Wyler

1962

20.000.000

Mutiny on the Bounty

Lewis Milestone

1963

44.000.000

Cleopatra

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1968

(100.000.000)

war and peace

Sergei Bondarchuk

1978

55.000.000

Superman

Richard Donner

1988

70.000.000

Wrong game with Roger Rabbit

Robert Zemeckis

1991

100.000.000

Terminator 2 - Day of Reckoning

James Cameron

1995

175.000.000

Waterworld

Kevin Reynolds

1997

200.000.000

Titanic

James Cameron

2005 207.000.000 King Kong Peter Jackson
2006 210.000.000 X-Men - The last stand Brett Ratner
2006 223.000.000 Superman Returns Bryan Singer
2006 225.000.000 Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Gore Verbinski
2007 258.000.000 Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi
2007 300.000.000 Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Gore Verbinski

Top 100 Most Expensive Films Ever

While the studios proudly trumpeted their mega-budgets until the late 1970s (look here, dear audience, we spared no expense or effort to entertain you), the studios today tend to cheat the mega-budgets down . There are many films whose official budget can be seriously doubted. An example: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, WB has a budget of $ 150 million, but director Mike Newell speaks of $ 200 million in interviews. Ditto for Superman Returns, which director Bryan Singer has associated with costs of $ 250 million, but the studio only speaks of a little over $ 180 million in costs, but admits that since the tax breaks that Australia grants on filming have already been deducted - has now been deducted the press even revealed a total budget of $ 261 million, other sources speak of $ 270 million in costs (including development costs).

 

 

year

budget

title

Director

12007300.000.000Pirates of the Caribbean 3Gore Verbinski
22010260.000.000RapunzelNathan Greno, Byron Howard
32007258.000.000Spider-Man 3Sam Raimi
42009250.000.000Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceDavid Yates
52010250.000.000Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1David Yates
62011250.000.000Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2David Yates
72012250.000.000John CarterAndrew Stanton
82012250.000.000The Hobbit I.Peter Jackson
92013250.000.000Iron man 3Shane Black
102013250.000.000The Lone RangerGore Verbinski
112012248.000.000Men in Black 3Barry Sonnenfeld
122009237.000.000AvatarJames Cameron
132012230.000.000The Amazing Spider-ManMarc Webb
142012230.000.000The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan
152006225.000.000Pirates of the Caribbean 2Gore Verbinski
162008225.000.000The Chronicles of Narnia IIAndrew Adamson
172013225.000.000Man of SteelZack Snyder
182006223.000.000Superman ReturnsBryan Singer
192012220.000.000AvengersJoss Whedon
202013215.000.000the fantastic world of OzSam Raimi
212012211.000.000BattleshipPeter Berg
222006210.000.000X-Men - The last standBrett Ratner
232005207.000.000King KongPeter Jackson

24

1997

200.000.000

Titanic

James Cameron

252004200.000.000Spider-Man 2Sam Raimi
262005200.000.000Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireMike Newell
272008200.000.000007 - Quantum of comfortMarc Forster
282009200.000.000Transformers - The RevengeMichael Bay
292009200.000.0002012Roland Emmerich
302010200.000.000Alice in WonderlandTim Burton
312010200.000.000Robin HoodRidley Scott
322010200.000.000Prince of Persia - The Sands of TimeMike Newell
332010200.000.000Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich
342011200.000.000Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesRob Marshall
352011200.000.000Green LanternMartin Campbell
362011200.000.000Cars 2John Lasseter
372012200.000.000007 - SkyfallSam Mendes
382013200.000.000The monster universityDan Scanlon
392011195.000.000Transformers 3Michael Bay
402013190.000.000Jack and the GiantsBryan Singer
412013190.000.000World War ZMarc Forster
422004185.000.000TroyWolfgang Petersen
432008185.000.000Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullsSteven Spielberg
442008185.000.000The Dark KnightChristopher Nolan
452013185.000.000Star Trek Into DarknessJ.J. Abrams
462013185.000.000Pacific RimGuillermo del Toro
472005180.000.000The Chronicles of Narnia IAndrew Adamson
482007180.000.000The Golden CompassChris Weitz
492008180.000.000Wall-EAndrew Stanton
502009180.000.000Terminator - the redemptionMcG
512009180.000.000A Christmas StoryRobert Zemeckis

52

1995

175.000.000

Waterworld

Kevin Reynolds

53

2003

175.000.000

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

Jonathan Mostow

542007175.000.000Eugene AlmightyTom Shadyac
552009175.000.000Monsters vs. AliensRob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
562009175.000.000AbovePete Docter, Bob Peterson
572009175.000.000G.I. Joe - Cobra's secret missionStephen Sommers
582012172.000.000Snow White & the HuntsmanRupert Sanders
59

1999

170.000.000

Wild Wild West

Barry Sonnenfeld

602004170.000.000The polar expressRobert Zemeckis
612010170.000.000Iron man 2Jon Favreau
622010170.000.000Tron - LegacyJoseph Kosinski
632011170.000.000Hugo CabretMartin Scrosese
642013170.000.000Thor - The Dark KingdomAlan Taylor
652010165.000.000How to train your dragonDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
662012165.000.000Ralph has enoughRich Moore
672013165.000.000The icequeenChris Buck, Jennifer Lee
682011163.000.000Cowboys & AliensJon Favreau
692004160.000.000Van HelsingStephen Sommers
702006160.000.000PoseidonWolfgang Petersen
712007160.000.000Shrek the ThirdChris Miller
722008160.000.000The strange case of Benjamin ButtonDavid Fincher
732010160.000.000InceptionChristopher Nolan
742013160.000.000Fast & Furious 6Justin Lin
752004155.000.000AlexanderOliver Stone
762010155.000.000The Chronicles of Narnia - The Journey on the DawnMichael Apted
77

2001

153.000.000

Pearl Harbor

Michael Bay

78

1999

150.000.000

Tarzan

Chris Buck, Kevin Lima

79

2003

150.000.000

Matrix Reloaded

Wachowski Brothers

80 2003 150.000.000 Matrix Revolutions Wachowski Brothers
812003150.000.000Master and CommanderPeter Weir
822004150.000.000Shrek 2Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
832005150.000.000Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryTim Burton
842006150.000.000Mission: Impossible IIIJ.J. Abrams
852006150.000.000Casino RoyaleMartin Campbell
862007150.000.000RatatouilleBrad Bird
872007150.000.000Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixDavid Yates
882007150.000.000Bee MovieSteve Hickner, Simon J. Smith

89

2007

150.000.000

The legend of Beowulf

Robert Zemeckis

902007150.000.000I am legendFrancis Lawrence
912008150.000.000Speed ​​racerWachowski Brothers
922008150.000.000The incredible HulkLouis Leterrier
932008150.000.000HancockPeter Berg
942008150.000.000Madagascar 2Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
952008150.000.000Bolt - a dog for all occasionsByron Howard, Chris Williams
962009150.000.000X-Men Origins - WolverineGavin Hood
972009150.000.000IluminatiRon Howard
982009150.000.000G-Force - agents with a biteHoyt H. Yeatman
992009150.000.000Kiss the frogJon Musker, Ron Clements
1002010150.000.000The Legend of AangM. Night Shyamalan

The most expensive films of all time adjusted for inflation

As a measure of inflation, it is not the average cost of living but the average ticket price development (as of 2012) that is used as a benchmark.

 

 

year

budget

title

Director

1

1963

412.000.000

Cleopatra

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

2

2007

347.100.000

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Gore Verbinski

31997346.800.000TitanicJames Cameron
41995320.200.000WaterworldKevin Reynolds

5

2007

298.500.000

Spider-Man 3

Sam Raimi

62006273.400.000Pirates of the Caribbean 2Gore Verbinski
72006271.000.000Superman ReturnsBryan Singer

8

1999

266.400.000

Wild Wild West

Barry Sonnenfeld

9

2009

265.300.000

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

David Yates

102010262.300.000RapunzelNathan Greno, Byron Howard

Future big budget films

Preliminary budget estimate, incomplete

 

2014

$ 250M - X-Men - Future is Past

$ 200M - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (COL)

$ 200M Maleficent (WD)

$ 170M - The Return of the First Avenger (WD)

$ 165M - Transformers 4 (PAR)

$ 125M - Noah (PAR)

$ 100M - Dracula Untold (U)

 

2015

$ 150 million Jurassic World (U)

$ 100M Mad Max: Fury Road (WB)

 

THE MOST EXPENSIVE MOVIES EVER