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Top 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Friday, May 6th 2011. | Entertainment

In Movie industries, budget holds one of the most important issues before the production  begin. On the following list, you will find 10 Hollywood movies with the biggest production budget all time. Although some of the big budget movie below did not return what had expected, most of us must be big fans of the most expensive movie

10. King Kong (2005) US$207 million

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King Kong 2005


King Kong 2005 is the remake version of former King Kong in 1933. Different from the original version, the King Kong 2005 has better visualization, better story, and richer conflict. It features Andy Serkis as the King Kong and Naomi Watts as a main supporter character together with Jack Black, Adrien Brody. The movie required $150,000,000 production cost and $57,000,000 to pay the special effect touch. Universal produced the movie and it returned $550,000,000 gross according to IMDB

9. Superman Returns (2006) US$209 million

Brandon Routh starred Superman Returns (2006) and Bryan Singer was the one who directed the movie. From $209 million production budget, the movie returned more than $391,000,000. Beside Brandon Routh, Kevin spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, and Parker Posey also playing in the movie

8. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) US$210 million

X-Men: The Last Stand or X III is featuring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and Patrick Stewart. After the success of X-men 1 and X-men 2, X men 3 did not fail investors’ expectation. Directed by Brett Gartner, X-Men 3 earned $459,000,000 from 2006/2007

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) US$225 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest or the 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean movie was one of the most successful movie in the mid 2006. The movie continued the adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean; The Curse of Black Pearl that was released 3 years earlier. In the 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Deep, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley are still the main trio character. The movie grossed more than a billion dollar

6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) US$225 million
Andrew Adamson directed the movie and he featured Ben Barnes, Georgie Hensley, William Moseley and other actors to manifest the script into movie scenes. In 2008, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian hit box office. The movie grossed $420,000,000

5. Avatar (2009) US $237 million

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Avatar 1

Avatar, the most successful movie in 2009-2010 was written and directed by James Cameron. The fictional movie features Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore and other talents. The movie gave return up to 2,78 billion dollar. It is one of the most profitable movies in the last 10 years.

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) US$250 million

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is another franchise of Harry Potter movies taken from J.K Rowling successful novel Harry Potter. Same name such as Daniel Radcliffe, Ron Weasley and Emma Watson appears on the cast list. The movie itself was earning $939,000,000

3. Spider-man 3 (2007) US$ 258 million

Spiderman 3 features same main character Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst following previous Spiderman 2 in 2005. In this release, Peter parker faced 3 strong enemies and he has to change character to be “naughty guy” in this movie. After view days, the movie was earning $890,000,000

2. Tangled (2010) $260 million
Tangled was Walt Disney’s most expensive animated movie in 2010.the movie features voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy. Tangled filmed and animated the legendary story Rapunzel. The movie itself was grossing less than $460 million

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) $300 million

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Gore Verbinski directed the 3rd release of Pirates of the Caribbean and he successfully continued the success of former Pirates of the Caribbean in 2007. Beside trio Johnny Deep, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, At World’s End features senior Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat. The most expensive movie ever made itself was grossing US$960, 9 million



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