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Thanks to the advanced visual effects, new filming techniques, high fees demanded by superstar actors, and other factors, the budget for making movies has skyrocketed in recent years. The production houses are willing to spend big bucks on some movies because they often bring in lucrative returns. Here we take a look at the top 10 most expensive movies ever made in the US and around the world.
Top 10 most expensive movies in the world
Barring a few exceptions, the big-budget films have traditionally performed well at the box office. That’s why many of the most expensive movies are also among the highest grossing films worldwide. The list below includes the cost of movies based on publicly available data because movie studios are often highly secretive about their accounting practices. We have taken into account only movies that have already been released, meaning films in production, post-production, or planning stage have been kept out.
We have ranked movies here based on the nominal cost rather than the inflation-adjusted cost. For your information, we have also put together a list of the most expensive movies adjusted for inflation near the bottom of this post. So, let’s first look at the most expensive films in the world based on their nominal cost.
10- Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($258.6 million)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in 2015. It was a huge commercial success, grossing $2.06 billion at the worldwide box office. It was also praised by critics. The movie had a production budget of $258.6 million, and producers spent another $48 million on marketing. The lead actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill took $40 million of the production budget.
9- Tangled ($260 million)
Tangled is a 3D animated movie about Rapunzel. It was released in 2010. Its budget wasn’t originally supposed to