Movies that are specifically made for the big screen tend to have the most astronomical budget. Movies are among the most expensive many of the most successful films ever made cost more than $200 million.
All the movies on our list only Avatar and Titanic are among the 15 highest grossing of all time. Making a movie is an expensive process in addition to paying for sets, equipment, props and special effects that appear on camera, budgets need to pay for actors, technicians, designers and other staff.
The film industry is a massive business and movie budgets have only continued to increase in recent years. Pirates of the Caribbean officially hold the record with a budget of $378.5 million. The charts are ordered by budgets officially acknowledged by the production companies where they are know most production companies however will not give a statement on the actual production costs so only estimates by professional researchers and movie industry writers are available.
Here are the list of top 15 most expensive movies 2015 and 2016.
- Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End $332:
It is the most expensive movie ever made in the history. It has the original tale of the ship with a black pearl. It was made with a vast budget of $332 million and as well the most expensive movie in the world made. It ranked at 1st number in the list of top 15 most expensive movies in the world. It was directed by Hollywood film director Gore Verbinski and was released in the years 2007.
2. Titanic $286:
Titanic made its huge production costs part of its marketing campaign promoting the rich value of the movie like none other at the box office it went down swimmingly. There were the reams of other convincing special effects in one apparently uninterrupted shot we saw the ship from bow to stern with flags flying and smoke coiling from its stacks and on the deck hundreds of passengers strolling, children running, servants serving and so on. Despite it is $286 million price tag the film as value for money.
3. Spider Man 3 $286:
Given the high grossing box office climate that existed when spider man was released the film was in great company when it hit the silver screen. The summer that spider man 3 was released in 2007 saw some of the highest grossing film in the history of Hollywood. Spiderman has been one of the most popular superheroes of the 21 century so it is no surprise that his role in cinematic history has landed him a top 3 position for the most expensive films ever produced that it brought in 286 at the box office.
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4. Tangled $274:
Tangled was so expensive mainly because of how long it took to get the story right. It took about ten years of multiple aborted attempts at the movie each of which got pretty far in before they scrapped everything and started again. An entertaining if rather forgettable Disney animation that in no way earned its colossal budget tangled eventually bagged a profit when it was released in international theaters but it is still pretty mind boggling how much cash they spent on this one. It is cot of $274.
5. Harry Pooter and the Half Blood Prince $268:
Harry Pooter and the Half Blood Prince $268 million no expense was spared by Warner Bros on the Harry Potter films. It was the sixth installment in the series that got the studios sweating the most. Still than a record five day worldwide gross of 394 million meant it was money well spent.
6. Water World $259:
Water World futuristic setting critics were by and large unimpressed by the wet performances. The proof for which is came in the form of three huge hurricanes that sank the entire set. Kevin Costner lived on a trimaran in the middle of the ocean that was once earth before all the ice caps melted and dry land became a distant memory. Much liked Hollywood blockbusters that cost less than $259 million USD.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead man’s Chest $256:
Despite its plot and running time criticism it set several records in its first three days with an opening weekend of $136 million in the United States and it was at the time the fastest film ever to gross over $1 billion in the worldwide box office which cannot be missed from our top 15 Hollywood movie list. A 2006 American fantasy adventure film and the second film of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series following Pirates of the Caribbean.
8. Avatar $254:
Avatar was essentially Fern Gully with 10 years worth of special effects and blue people. That did not stop people from coming out in droves to see the movie as it collected $2.78 billion worldwide to top Titanic. So Cameron is responsible for the highest grossing movies of all time.
9. Jon Carter $250:
There was very little new to enjoy in the film and indeed it all felt a little old fashioned. The same cannot be said for John Carter Stanton’s first foray into live action. John Carter may have become a byword for blockbuster flop but our guess is that five a little time history might be a little kinder to an enthusiastic and fun action adventure. Finding Nemo and Wall-2 will be enjoyed by audiences for as long as people are watching movies.
10. King Kong $243:
King Kong is a giant monster resembling a colossal gorilla that has appeared in various media since 1933. The character has become one of the world most famous movie icons having inspired countless sequels remakes spin offs imitators parodies cartoons books comics video game. His role is the different narrative varies ranging from a rampaging monster to a tragic antihero. It is the cost of $243.
11. The Hobbit $241:
The film also expand upon certain elements from the novel and other source material such as Gandalfs investigation at Dol Duldur and the Pursuit of Azog and Bolg who seek vengeance against Thorin and his ancestors. The hobbit is a consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. One hundred thousand people lined the red carpet on Courtenay place and the entire event was broadcast live on television in New Zealand and streamed over the internet. It was most expensive film in 2015 and 2016.
12. Spider Man 2 $241:
Spider Man 2 the latest installment in the blockbuster spider man series based on the classic marvel comics hero today Maguire returns as the mild mannered Peter parker who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement. It is cost of $241.
13. Age of Ultron $239:
The film was shot primarily in England with on site filming in Bangladesh, Italy, New York and South Korea. The tax rebate from the United Kingdom verified the cost of the film to be $239 million. Age of Ultron went on to make the box office making it the highest grossing film of all time. The upcoming sequels infinity wars part 1 and part 2 have the potential to be even more expensive.
14. The Last Stand $230:
This film was released in the United States on 18 January 2013. The film focuses on a tough small town sheriff and his deputies who must stop a dangerous drug lord from escaping to Mexico in a modified sports car. You have go violent movies fatigue and you are too exhausted from real life carnage on the news to enjoy an R rated blood fest in which a number of kills are executed as deliberately funny visual punch lines you do not want to go anywhere near this film. This film is the cost of $230.
15. The Dark Knight Rises $224:
This film is released on Australia and England 19 July 2012 and in North America and United Kingdom on 20 July 2012. Eight years after the Joker reign of anarchy the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham city from the brutal guerrilla terrorist bane with the help of the enigmatic Selina. It is the cost of $224. It is most expensive movie of 2015 and 2016. It received a positive reviews and a considered a best film in 2012.