Here are the top ten most expensive movies ever made in the history of cinematography.

What’s your favorite movie of all time? We can’t guess, but we once wrote about the most influential movies, actors, and directors of all time. As influential as mo vies are and how they play an impact on our lives — be it emotional or just a means of entertainment, there is more to a movie than just being fiction. How much does it cost to produce a single blockbuster? Very expensive! Here are some of the most expensive movies ever made in film history.


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#10. Cleopatra

Release: June 12, 1963

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor (as Cleopatra), Richard Burton (as Mark Antony), Rex Harrison (as Julius Caesar), Roddy McDowall (as Gaius Octavian), and more … 

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Production: Twentieth Century Fox

Budget: $31.1 million (adjusted for inflation $266 million); Box Office: $57.8 million (adjust for inflation $495.3 million)

IMDb rate: 7.0

Have you seen ‘Cleopatra’ before?


#9. Waterworld

Release: July 28, 1995

Cast: Kevin Costner (as Mariner), Jeanne Tripplehorn (as Helen), Tina Majorino (as Enola), Dennis Hopper (as Deacon), and more …

Director: Kevin Reynolds; Production: Universal Pictures

Budget: $175 million (adjusted for inflation $299.1 million); Box Office: 264.2 million (adjusted for inflation $454 million)

IMDb rate: 6.2

Have you seen ‘Waterworld’ before?



#8. John Carter

Release: February 22, 2012

Cast: Lynn Collins (as Dejah Thoris), Taylor Kitsch (as John Carter), Willem Dafoe (as Tars Tarkas), Samantha Morton (as Sola), and more …

Director: Andrew Stanton; Production: Walt Disney Pictures

Budget: $250 million (adjusted for inflation $283.6 million); Box Office: $284.1 million (adjusted for inflation $323.9 million)

IMDb rate: 6.6

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#7. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Release: July 6, 2009

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (as Harry Potter), Emma Watson (as Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (as Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (as Draco Malfoy), and more …

Director: David Yates; Production: Warner Bros. Pictures

Budget: $250 million (adjusted for inflation $303.5 million); Box Office: $934.3 million (adjusted for inflation $1.134 billion)

IMDb rate: 7.6

Have you seen ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ before?



#6. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

Release: May 19, 2007

Cast: Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow),  Keira Knightley (as Elizabeth Swann), Orlando Bloom (as Will Turner), Geoffrey Rush (as Captain Barbossa), and more … 

Director: Gore Verbinski; Production: Walt Disney Pictures

Budget: $300 million (adjusted for inflation $376.8); Box Office: $961 million (adjusted for inflation $1.207 billion)

IMDb rate: 7.1

Have you seen ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ before?


#5. Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Release: April 13, 2015

Cast: Scarlett Johansson (as Black Widow), Robert Downey, Jr. (as Iron Man), James Spader (as Ultron), Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff), and more …

Director: Joss Whedon; Production: Marvel Studios

Budget: $365 million (adjusted for inflation $401.1 million); Box Office: $1.403 billion (adjusted for inflation $1.541 billion)

IMDb rate: 7.3

Have you seen ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ before?



#4. Tangled

Release: November 14, 2010

Cast: Mandy Moore (as Rapunzel), Zachary Levi (as Flynn Rider), Donna Murphy (as Gothel), Jeffrey Tambor (as Big Nose Thug), and more … 

Directors: Stephen Sandoval, Nathan Greno, Tom Caulfield, Byron Howard; Production: Walt Disney Pictures

Budget: $260 million (adjusted for inflation $310.5 million); Box Office: $592.4 million (adjusted for inflation $707.6 million)

IMDb rate: 7.7

Have you seen ‘Tangled’ before?


#3. Spiderman III

Release: April 16, 2007

Cast: Tobey Maguire (as Spiderman), Kirsten Dunst (as Mary Jane), J. K. Simmons (as J.J Jameson), Thomas Haden Church (as Sandman), and more …

Director: Sam Raimi; Production: Marvel Studios

Budget: $250 million (adjusted for inflation $314 million); Box Office: $895 million (adjusted for inflation $1.124 billion)

IMDb rate: 6.2

Have you seen ‘Spider-Man 3’ before?



#2. Titanic

Release: November 18, 1997

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jack Dawson), Kate Winslet (as Rose DeWitt Bukater), Billy Zane (as Caledon Hockley), Kathy Bates (as Margaret Brown), and more … 

Director: James Cameron; Production: Paramount Pictures

Budget: $200 million (adjusted for inflation $324.5 million); Box Office: $2.472 billion (adjusted for inflation $4.011 billion)

IMDb rate: 7.8

Have you seen ‘Titanic’ before?


#1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Release: May 7, 2011

Cast: Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow), Penélope Cruz (as Angelica), Ian McShane (as Edward Teach), Sam Claflin (as Philip), and more … 

Director: Rob Marshall; Production: Walt Disney Pictures

Budget: $410.6 million (adjusted for inflation $475.4 million); Box Office: $1.046 billion (adjusted for inflation $1.211 billion)

IMDb rate: 6.6

Have you seen ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ before?

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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Tue, Jan 26, 2021.

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