Ranking the most expensive movies to make of all time
With our cover story this week taking an advance look at the upcoming Chattanooga Film Festival, which features a bunch of small and medium budget films, we thought we'd go in an entirely different direction, financially speaking.
So, we pulled out our calculators and, adjusting for inflation, present to you the ten most expensive movies to make of all time.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): $398 million
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007): $342 million
- Titanic (1997): $295 million
- Spider-Man 3 (2007): $294 million
- Tangled (2010): $282 million
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $280 million
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): $276 million
- John Carter (2012): $272 million
- Waterworld (1996): $267 million
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006): $264 million
What really surprises with this list is how much money Disney spends on movies, considering they made five of the top ten.
It's also notable that all of the films were made in the last two decades. Wow. Just wow.