Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Over the last few years, we have seen movies make more and more money at the box office, as well as bigger and bigger budgets.

We take a look at some of the most expensive movies ever made.

- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $341 million

Disney spared no expense in ending the original Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as they tried to go out with a bang.

At a cost of $341 million after inflation, At World's End is the most expensive movie ever made; Disney really did break the bank to bring this movie to the big screen.

However, the movie was another box office smash for the franchise, as it grossed in excess of $960 million; confirming its status as a billion dollar franchise.

The film saw Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightly reunite for the film time, as Blood and Knightley left the franchise after this film.

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies may not be cheap to make, but the four films have grossed over $3.7 billion.

- Titanic - $294 million

Hard to believe, but it was 1997 when Titanic hit the big screen for the first time - yes, it really was over fifteen years ago.

The movie remains one of the most iconic of the decade; as it went on to scoop eleven Oscars; including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron.

However, at $294 million, Titanic is the second movie expensive movie to make of all time.

Titanic more than made its money back at the box office, as it became the first film to break the magic billion-dollar barrier. By the end of its first theatrical run, it had taken $1.84 million.

It has been re-released more recently, and now has a gross of $2.18 billion. Only another James Cameron film - in the form of Avatar - has been more successful at the box office.

- Spider Man 3 - $293 million

Spider Man 3 saw director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire team up for the third Spider Man film in 2007.

The duo had already enjoyed huge box office success with the first two films, but Spider Man 3 proved to be the most expensive film in the franchise.

At $293 million, it remains the most expensive superhero movie ever made - and there have been quite a few hit the big screen in the intervening years.

Despite receiving mixed reviews from the critics on release, the movie went on to gross an impressive $890 million.

It was the most successful film in Raimi's franchise, and the third highest-grossing movie of 2007.

Since the release of Spider Man 3, the franchise has been rebooted with Marc Webb in the director's chair and Andrew Garfield in the lead role.

- Tangled - $281 million

Tangled is the first and only animation film to feature in the top ten move expensive films of all time, at number four.

Tangled hit the big screen back in 2010, and cost an eye watering $280 million after inflation. Hard to believe that it cost more to make than Avatar, Avengers Assemble, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Tangled is the 50th animation feature film from Walk Disney Animated Classics, and was inspired by the fairy-tale Rapunzel.

Like all Disney movies, Tangled is a new take on a well-known tale that is packed with interesting characters and terrific musical numbers.

In the end, it turned out that the budget was not a problem, as it grossed over $591 million by the end of its theatrical run.

It is now the third highest grossing Walt Disney film, behind Frozen and The Lion King.

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - $275 million

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the only HP movie to make it on to our list.

Half Blood Prince was the sixth film in the franchise, and hit the big screen back in 2009 with David Yates in the director's chair.

With a budget of $275 million, Half Blood Prince is the most expensive Harry Potter film and the fifth most expensive film of all time.

As you may expect, Half Blood Prince was a box office smash as it grossed over $934 million worldwide; only Avatar enjoyed more success that year.

- Waterworld - $266 million

Waterworld is the oldest movie in our list, as it hit the big screen back in 1995.

At a cost of $266 million, it was the most expensive movie ever made, at the time.

The sci-fi film saw Kevin Reynolds in the director's chair and the cast was led by Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper.

Waterworld was met with mixed reviews, and struggled to break even during its box office run.

It grossed just $264 million worldwide, but did recoup extra costs due to video and post cinema sales.

Other expensive movies include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (263 million), Avatar ($261 million), and John Carter ($257 million).

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