The budgets of modern day movies are mind-boggling. While you can still make a film on a shoestring, today’s blockbusters cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The huge budgets are due to complex computer-generated effects, massive crews and the cost of securing top-shelf stars. Here are 22 of the most expensive films ever made.
*Because there is no one single source of film budget information, the list pulls in numbers from a variety of sources compiled on a continually updated page. All figures in US dollars.
18. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (TIE)
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18. Man of Steel (TIE)
18. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (TIE)
18. The Lone Ranger (TIE)
18. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (TIE)
16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (TIE)
16. The Dark Knight Rises (TIE)
13. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TIE)
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13. Spectre (TIE)
8. The Fate of the Furious (TIE)
8. Captain America: Civil War (TIE)
8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (TIE)
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (TIE)
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (TIE)
7. Spider-Man 3
5. John Carter
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
2. Justice League (TIE)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (TIE)
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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