12 MOST EXPENSIVE AND EXTRAVAGANT MOVIES EVER MADE IN HOLLYWOOD

 12 MOST EXPENSIVE AND EXTRAVAGANT MOVIES EVER MADE IN HOLLYWOOD

Everyone has heard this famous quote – to win big you have to spend big. Keeping this in mind the Hollywood film industry has made several movies with a very high budget. And in return, these expensive movies are the top-grossing movie of all time.

Filmmaking is not for shallow pockets, it is for those who have a deep pocket and big heart to spend. Because all the blockbuster movies came from an extravagant budget. The movies which are specifically made for big-screen probably have the most expensive budget ever. A movie production cost includes the cost of constructing and operating the sets, salary of cast, costume, design, special effects, props, food, travel, producer, technical crew, and creativity. Most of the highly expensive movies are from Disney or are superhero movies like The Pirates of Caribbean- franchise, or Star Wars- franchise.

So, today in this article I am going to list some Hollywood movies which have the most expensive and astronomical budgets. Adjusting for inflation, check the list of the 12 most expensive movies ever made in Hollywood.

TABLE OF CONTENT

 

1.     Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

2.     Avenger: Endgame (2019)

3.     Avenger: Infinity War (2018)

4.     Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

5.     Justice League (2017)

6.     Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

7.     Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

8.     John Carter (2012)

9.     Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

10.Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

11.Tangled (2010)

12.Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

 

12 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES WITH SKY-HIGH BUDGET EVER

 

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – $376.5 million

Universal profit: $1 billion
Marketing budget:
$400 million
Genre:
Adventure/Action

Director: Rob Marshall

Cast: Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Astrid Berges, Sam Claflin, Keith Richards

Plot Synopsis:

The Pirates Of Caribbean: On Stanger’s Tide is the most extravagant movie ever made in the Hollywood film industry. The movie is full of adventure as well as action. You will enjoy every turn of the movie as the graphics of the movie are just beyond amazing. This is a Walt Disney production.

In this movie, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Barbossa (Georeffy Rush) went on a crusade to find the ambiguous fountain of youth, only to detect whether Blackbeard and his daughter as after it too or not.

Johnny Depp took $55 million to be a part of this movie. British Financial Statement in 2014 showed that the film cost $410.6 million before tax credit.

  

  1. Avenger: Endgame (2019) – $350 million

Universal profit: $2.8 billion
Marketing budget:
$200 million +
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: Anthony Rosso, Joe Russo

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr.

Plot Synopsis:

Avenger: Endgame is another most expensive movie produced in the Hollywood film industry. The film surpassed the worldwide profit of Avtar movies and become the most profitable movie ever made. The New York Times reported that the budget crossed the deadline of $ 356 million. This is a Marvel Studios production and Avenger: Endgame is the great conclusion to all the other twenty-two sequels.

After the destructive events in Avengers: Infinity war the world is at its end. So with the help of their remaining companions, the Avengers joined hands once again to reverse the action of Thanos and restore peace and balance the world.

 

 

  1. Avenger: Infinity War (2018) – $316 million

Universal profit: $2 billion
Marketing budget:
$150-$170 million (approximate)
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: Anthony Rosso, Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth

Plot Synopsis:

The third movie on our list of 12 most expensive Hollywood movies ever produced is Avengers: Infinity War. This is another franchise of Avengers, a marvel studio production. The film is in the list top 5 highest-grossing movies ever made. The wall street journal said that the film cost somewhere around 300 + million dollars.

In this movie, Avenges and their companions joined their hands to fight against Thonas before he puts an end to the universe with his damaging powers. If you are a fan of Sci-fi movies then this is best for you.

  

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – $300 million

Universal profit: $961 million
Marketing budget:
N/A
Genre:
Adventure/Action

Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keith Richards

Plot Synopsis:

Another production of Walt Disney, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds’s End is in the club of most expensive Hollywood movies. The wall street Journal reported that the production cost of The World’s End is 300+ million $. Another movie of Pirates “The Dead man’s chest” is the highest-profit-making movie in the box office as they collected over $ 1 billion. The movie is counted among the 5 most expensive movies of all time.

The movie is about that time when East India Company was trying to remove all the pirates then Barbosa, Will, and Elizabeth started searching for Jack Sparrow to bring him back from Davy Jones locker, and together they can fight against East India Company.

  

  1. Justice League (2017) – $300 million

Universal profit: $657.9 million
Marketing budget:
$400 million (approximate)
Genre:
Adventure/Action

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher

Plot Synopsis:

At number 5, we have Justice League on our list. This is another movie expensive movie ever made in Hollywood. Also, the movie earned a lot of profit in cinema halls. If you are an adventure lover then this is the best movie for you.

When the evil and strong Steppenwolf return to earth with his army after the death of Superman. Batman and Wonderwoman joined hands to fight against him and created a team of meta-humans to save the universe from evil. But after they realized they do not have enough power to save the universe so they made a plan to revive superman with the help of box mother. Will they be able to save the world or not?

 

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – $275 million

Universal profit: $392.9 million
Marketing budget:
$400 million
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller, Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover

Plot Synopsis:

The next movie on our list of 12 sky-high budget movies in Hollywood is Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is one of the biggest flop movies in the history of sequels. Yes, it is a sequel to ‘Star Wars’ with h really huge budget of $275 million. There were a lot of issues that arose while the hooting of Solo not to forget there are multiple directors of the movie.

When there was a huge demand for hype fuel and other main resources, Han solo saw himself in the middle of a race with other criminals. Where they all met the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, they all were in a very adventurous situation that uncovered the criminal underworld.

  

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – $275 million

Universal profit: $1.1 billion
Marketing budget:
$400 million
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Keri Russell

Plot Synopsis:

Yes, we have another movie of Star War on our list of the most expensive movies ever made in Hollywood. The movie had a great budget of $275 million. This movie made less profit than the other two sequels and was termed as a bit of disappointment as a franchise.

When the first order was ruling the galaxy, Rey decides to continue his training as a Jedi. But the problem arose when the evil Emperor Palpatine cryptically returns from his grave. Will Rey be able to face this evil emperor or not? The final battle will begin from now.

 

  1. John Carter (2012) – $263.7 million

Universal profit: $284.1 million
Marketing budget:
$100 million+
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: Andrew Stanton 

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Edger Rice Burroughs

Plot Synopsis:

John Carter is another big-budget movie in the Hollywood industry. This movie came with a lot of questions like why they changed the name from “John Carter of Mars: to something very common “John Carter”. And why this movie became so expensive as they had a budget of $263.7 million. Because Taylor Kitsch was in the main lead but he was not very famous at the time. And the movie also didn’t make a lot of profit at the box office.

The movie is about a Civil War vet John Carter who was transported to Mars. Where it discovered a lot of different things, it was a widely diverse planet having 12-feet tall barbarians. He found himself as a prisoner of these barbarians but eventually, he escaped the prison so that he can encounter Dejah Thoris, The Prince of Helium.

  

  1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – $263 million

Universal profit: $873.6 million
Marketing budget:
$150 million
Genre:
Adventure/Action

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck

Plot Synopsis:

At number 9, we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on our list of 12 sky-high budgeted movies of the Hollywood industry. This movie proved that a big investment can bring a huge profit. They spent $263 million on production and have a gross of $873.6 million at the box office.

The movie shows that hoe society believes that there is no need for superman because he has various indifferent and weird powers. With this Batman agreed and was ready to fight with Superman. But in controversy, superman feels that batman’s efforts are reckless he should stop him. In between all this, a businessman Lex Luthor, the owner of Lex Corp. was planning something which can destroy the whole universe. Will Lex Luthor be successful in his plans or one of our heroes will save the world?

  

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – $262 million

Universal profit: $1.3 billion
Marketing budget: $350 million
Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi

Director: Rian Johnson

Cast: Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Kelly Mary Tran, Carrie Fisher, John Boyage, Daisy Ridley,

Plot Synopsis:              

Yes, this is the fourth Star War movie on our list. This movie has also joined the club of the 12 most expensive movies in Hollywood. It is a Disney production and was number nine in the list of highest-grossing movies ever. They spend almost $265 million in producing this picture.

The movie continues with the new heroes and massive legends who go on an epic adventure. On that adventure’s path, they unlocked a lot of untold stories and various shocking things from the past.

  

  1. Tangled (2010) – $260 million

Universal profit: $592.5 million
Marketing budget:
$100 million+
Genre:
Family/Musical

Director: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno

Cast: Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Mandy Moore, Jeffery Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins

Plot Synopsis:

At number 11, we have an animated movie on our list of most extravagant movies in Hollywood. If you are a true fan of animation then you must watch this movie by Disney. They spend around $260 million on the production of this movie. And it was also rumored that they named the movie Rupenzel first but somehow they changed the name to Tangled.

The story is about a long-haired girl Rupenzel who has spent her whole life in a tower, but now she fell in love with a runaway thief, she wanted to discover the whole world and wanted to know who she actually is? And what she is capable of?

 

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) – $259 million

Universal profit: $1.1 billion
Marketing budget:
$350 million (approximate)
Genre:
Adventure/Action

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Issac

Plot Synopsis:

At last, we have Star Wars: The Force Awakens on our list of the 12 most expensive movies ever produced in Hollywood. this is the first sequel of the Star Wars trilogy. They spend around $260 on making this movie. This is the third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood Film Industry.

30 years later when the galaxy empire vanished, this gave rise to a new threat. Various evil rulers tried to rule the galaxy but there are only a few heroes who had the power to save the galaxy from them. In between, a female scavenger named Rey teamed up teams up with a stormtrooper so that they can get a map to the vaunted Jedi master.

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