One of the best entertainment media is the silver screen. It has been around for over a century now and still remains to be one of the best sources of interacting with the fantasy world in the most realistic manner.

Considering the high-tech technology used in movies these days, we have compiled a list of top 10 most expensive movies ever made.

These include only those movies which have already been released, hence no movie that is still in the production process is included in the list.

1. Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, released in 2007, is the third release in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The movie stands on number one in the list as its production cost was over 300 million dollars. The movie generated approximately 961 million dollars.

2. Spider-Man 3

With a budget of 258 million dollars, Spider man 3 is on number two in our list. The movie was released in May 2007 and it generated approx 890 million dollars.

3. Quantum of Solace

The latest bond flick not only rocks the charts for being one of the most expensive movies of all times but also boasts to be the most expensive Bond movie ever with a record budget of $230 million.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, second movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, released in July 2006 is placed at number three in Listphobia.com Most expensive movies list with a budget of 225 million dollars.

5. X-Men: The Last Stand

With a budget of more then 210 million dollars, X-Men stands on number 4 on our list. The movie was released in the year 2006 and it generated an approximate revenue of 460 million dollars.

6. King Kong

King Kong, released in December 2005, is the remake of 1933 movie wth the same name. The 2005 version of the movie had a budget of over 207 million dollars.

7. Superman Returns

With a budget of 204 million dollars the Superman returns, released in June 2006, is placed at number 6 in our list. Based on the fiction DC character Superman, the movie generated a revenue of around 390 million dollars.

8. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Based on C. S Lewis’s novel Prince Caspian, this movie stands on number 7 with a budget of 200 million dollars. The movie was released in May 2008 and has so far generated a revenue of approx 240 million dollars.

9. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Terminator 3 also has a budget of 200 million dollars but it is placed at number 9. The movie was released in July 2003 and has generated a revenue of appox 430 million dollars.

10. Titanic

Labeled as one of the most romantic and highest rated movies of all times, Titanic falls at the end of the list with a budget of 200 million and a gross revenue of approx 2 billion.

Note: This list is build upon the absolute values of budget for movies and has not been adjusted for inflation.

Author Ahsan Mukhtar

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41 Responses to 10 Most Expensive Movies of All Times

  1. Big Dreams says:

    I can’t wait to se Quantum of Solace when it comes out this month…

  2. Big Dreams says:

    I can’t wait to se Quantum of Solace when it comes out this month…

  3. Solid list, but it would be cooler if it was in terms of real dollars instead of nominal dollars. A film that cost $100 mil two decades ago is a lot more expensive now, given inflation.

  4. Solid list, but it would be cooler if it was in terms of real dollars instead of nominal dollars. A film that cost $100 mil two decades ago is a lot more expensive now, given inflation.

  5. Sohail says:

    thatz huge budget and these movies are excellent thanks for sharing :)

  6. Sohail says:

    thatz huge budget and these movies are excellent thanks for sharing :)

  7. UzEE says:

    This proves that you dont need big budget to be a blockbuster. Take The Dark Knight as an example… A budget of $185 million with revenues around $1 billion.

  8. UzEE says:

    This proves that you dont need big budget to be a blockbuster. Take The Dark Knight as an example… A budget of $185 million with revenues around $1 billion.

  9. Usman says:

    Hey! what about Dark Knight? shouldn’t it be in the list?

  10. Usman says:

    Hey! what about Dark Knight? shouldn’t it be in the list?

  11. AK47 says:

    Quantum of Solace at no 3? what a crappy yet expensive movie…the director, producers, must be out of their mind

  12. AK47 says:

    Quantum of Solace at no 3? what a crappy yet expensive movie…the director, producers, must be out of their mind

  13. kumar says:

    nice info buddy !!

  14. kumar says:

    nice info buddy !!

  15. BOOM says:

    Pirates Of The Carribean pawns All. The bond movies is just a franchise now. No Bond movie has captured my attention since Sean Connery departed.

  16. BOOM says:

    Pirates Of The Carribean pawns All. The bond movies is just a franchise now. No Bond movie has captured my attention since Sean Connery departed.

  17. KDIZZLL says:

    wow i’m in the wrong business.

  18. KDIZZLL says:

    wow i’m in the wrong business.

  19. Pelapapas says:

    Great list!
    Thanks

  20. Pelapapas says:

    Great list!
    Thanks

  21. Chris says:

    Way to put them in the wrong order.

  22. Chris says:

    Way to put them in the wrong order.

  23. CableCat says:

    It seems you forgot to adjust for inflation.

    PS: Quantum of Solace really sucks. Don’t waste you money on it. For the first time ever I considered walking out of the cinema. It is very badly cuted, and has none of the things which make a Bond movie great.

  24. CableCat says:

    It seems you forgot to adjust for inflation.

    PS: Quantum of Solace really sucks. Don’t waste you money on it. For the first time ever I considered walking out of the cinema. It is very badly cuted, and has none of the things which make a Bond movie great.

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  27. Celeb Toast says:

    fabulous list!! all those movies are really great to watch. i particularly love to watch titanic! katie winslet looks gorgeous in that movie!

  28. Celeb Toast says:

    fabulous list!! all those movies are really great to watch. i particularly love to watch titanic! katie winslet looks gorgeous in that movie!

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  32. meow says:

    No they are just over paying actors.

  33. meow says:

    No they are just over paying actors.

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