Watching a movie is generally something people usually don’t think twice about. Current technology allows us to watch movies on our televisions, iPhones, computers and using just about any other modern day device you could think of. Movies have always been a way that we can connect with characters in relatable or amusing situations and take away whatever we want, or even need from a scenario. As one of the most popular forms of entertainment for over 100 years, the film industry shows no signs of slowing down, particularly with the rise in popularity of streaming services and the growing success of cinema’s around the world. Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox are just a few of the biggest movie companies in the world who continuously create multiple successful movies each year that quickly become fan favourites that can often develop into successful merchandise, clothing lines, fandoms and more. However, what are the most expensive movies ever made? and did it’s price reflect on it’s popularity? Take a look at our list of the most expensive movies ever made and decide for yourself.
5. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
Production budget: $314,876,938
Worldwide gross: $2,118,383,192
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is an American 2015 space movie produced and directed by J.J Abrams. The movie is the first instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the seventh addition of the main Star Wars franchise. The movie stars actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill< Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and many more. The movie tells the story of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s search for Luke Skywalker who carry out their fight for the Resistance, while led by General Leia Organa and members of the Rebel Alliance against notorious Kylo Ren and the First Order.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Production budget: $340,190,574
Worldwide gross: $1,449,070,584
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 hit American superhero movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios that’s based on the Marvel Comics Avengers superhero team. The movie is the second addition to the 2012 hit The Avengers and is the eleventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie was also proudly directed by Joss Whedon and features actors such as Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Runner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson among others.
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Production budget: $348,057,713
Worldwide gross: $1,117,753,031
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Gore Verbinski and is the third addition to the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The movie follows the story of Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Hector Barbossa and the pirate crew of the Black Pearl who set out to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’s Locker. As the story unfolds, the adventurous group challenge the East India Trading Company led by Cutler Beckett who controls Davy Jones and plans to make an end to all piracy.
2. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Production budget: $444,142,183
Worldwide gross: $1,131,084,842
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a 2011 American fantasy film and the fourth addition to the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The movie is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who also worked on the previous Pirates of the Caribbean films. The movie tells the story of Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp and Angelica, played by Penelope Cruz who set out to search for the Fountain of Youth when they are suddenly confronted by the infamous Blackbeard and his pirates.
Production budget: $478,792,250
Worldwide gross: $3,136,279,608
Avatar is a popular 2009 American science fiction film directed by James Cameron and stars actors like Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. The movie is set in Pandora, a habitable moon of gas in the Alpha Centauri that’s newly discovered by humans. A local tribe of Na’vi, a human species native to Pandora is soon threatened by the expansion of a mining colony. Contact is first made with the native species when humans use a genetically engineered Na’vi body to interact remotely.