Have you ever wondered how much cash flows in to make a 2 hour-long movie experience worthwhile? Here are a few most expensive movies, that also turned out to be the biggest successes at the box office.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – $422m, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)-$362m
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ is the fourth instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series starring Johnny Depp. Made on a whopping budget $422m, it went on to break many box- office records. This movie is the most expensive Hollywood movie ever made, owing to some mind-blowing adventurous 3D experience.Also, to be mentioned, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ (2007), the predecessor of ‘On stranger Tides’, was made on a budget of $362m.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $386m, Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $356m, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – $316m
Now comes this rare gem from Marvel Studios. Three of these movies got featured in the list of most expensive movies ever made. Marvel has already become a cult for the young movie goers who find a way to attach themselves to the fictional yet relatable characters and superpowers.
The second part of the Avengers series, ‘Age of Ultron’ is the highest budgeting film for the Marvel Studios. The movie made on a budget of $386 million got gross earnings of $1.4 Billion on the worldwide box-office.Made on the budget of $356 million, the fourth and last part of the series, ‘Avengers: End-game’ that was released in 2019 was one of the most awaited movies of 2019. It went on to become the highest grossing movie ever, collecting an amount of $2.7 Billion.However, we have one more Avengers movie in this list, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’- A movie that made people assume all kind of things and compelled everyone to make their own theories about the next part. This movie was made on a budget of $316million and earned $2.04 billion at the box-office.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)-$292m
The sixth instalment of the Harry Potter film series based on the popular novels by JK Rowling, follows Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts as he receives a mysterious textbook, falls in love, and attempts to retrieve a memory that holds the key to Lord Voldemort’s downfall. The Daniel Radcliffe starrer movie to be made on a budget of $250m was eventually made for $292m and went on to do a business of $1 billion worldwide