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on 5 Mar 2012 04:23

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Most expensive films (adjusted for inflation)

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)


Budget: $338m

Gross: $362m
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People who added this item 8319  Average listal rating (5297 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Titanic (1997)


Budget: $291m

Gross: $1,090m
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People who added this item 4615  Average listal rating (2891 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
3. Spider-Man 3 (2007)


Budget: $290m

Gross: $393m
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People who added this item 1935  Average listal rating (1234 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. Tangled (2010)


Budget: $278m

Gross: $200m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 3559  Average listal rating (2145 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)


Budget: $272m

Gross: $325m
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People who added this item 1656  Average listal rating (1142 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
6. Waterworld (1995)


Budget: $264m

Gross: $88m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 7357  Average listal rating (4626 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)


Budget: $261m

Gross: $520m
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People who added this item 4535  Average listal rating (3077 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Avatar (2009)


Budget: $258m

Gross: $782m
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People who added this item 744  Average listal rating (482 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
9. John Carter (2012)


Budget: $254m

Gross: $73m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 6186  Average listal rating (4093 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
10. Spider-Man 2 (2004)


Budget: $247m

Gross: $471m
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People who added this item 4060  Average listal rating (2733 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
11. King Kong (2005)


Budget: $247m

Gross: $218m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 1678  Average listal rating (985 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)


Budget: $244m

Gross: $141m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 4596  Average listal rating (3128 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
13. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)


Budget: $243m

Gross: $288m
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People who added this item 2351  Average listal rating (1573 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 4.7 
14. Wild Wild West (1999)


Budget: $238m

Gross: $113m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 469  Average listal rating (256 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
15. Cleopatra (1963)


Budget: $237m

Gross: $540m (Contrary to the usual beliefs and rumors, it wasn't such a disaster and it did make some benefits)
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16. Superman Returns (2006)


Budget: $236m

Gross: $200m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 2704  Average listal rating (1642 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
17. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


Budget: $234m

Gross: $463m
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People who added this item 643  Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. The Lone Ranger (2013)


Budget: $225m

Gross: $89m (unadjusted)
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19. Man of Steel (2013)


Budget: $225m

Gross: $291m (unadjusted)
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20. The Avengers (2012)


Budget: $224m

Gross: $617m
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21. Men in Black 3 (2012)


Budget: $219m

Gross: $169m (unadjusted)
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22. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $433m
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People who added this item 2101  Average listal rating (1380 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
23. 2012 (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $166m (unadjusted)
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24. Terminator: Salvation (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $125m (unadjusted)
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25. Quantum of Solace (2008)


Budget: $217m

Gross: $168m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 4455  Average listal rating (2988 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
26. Troy (2004)


Budget: $216m

Gross: $133m (unadjusted)
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27. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)


Budget: $215m

Gross: $234m (unadjusted)

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28. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witc... (2005)


Budget: $215m

Gross: $363m
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29. Toy Story 3 (2010)


Budget: $214m

Gross: $420m
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People who added this item 660  Average listal rating (430 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.9 
30. Battleship (2012)


Budget: $213m

Gross: $65m (unadjusted)
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Both the budget and the gross are adjusted for inflation but the gross concerns only the US domestic gross.

Source:
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- Box Office Mojo

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 14 21:56
I don't know why but I didn't know that "King Kong" was such a poor box office performer. Not the worst but still compared to Water World?
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 2:21
I own all off these movies besides Cleopatra there are some great i.e( Toy story, The dark knight,Avatar) movies some are ok i.e( Transformers's, 2012 , Superman returns ) but all these are MUST OWN for ALL
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 6:09
@jaytoast, it concerns the unadjusted gross for the US. For this movie, you can double it for the Worldwide gross ($547m unadjusted).
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 6:47
Also, when a movie gets released on DVD, it can add significantly to its gross, especially if it gets good word of mouth.

What about Heaven's Gate, The Deer Hunter, and Apocalypse Now?
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 7:50
@blankend. I have never heard that 'The Deer hunter' was a really expensive movie and concerning 'Heaven's gate' and 'Apocalypse now', they never came near such huge budgets

'The deer hunter': $15m (non-adjusted)
'Heaven's gate' : $44m (non-adjusted)
'Apocalypse now' : $31m (non-adjusted)
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Apr 21 16:36
I still can't believe how expensive "Tangled" was. I've tried looking into it and kind find any legit reason.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Apr 21 18:36
@Stehako, for your info, 'Tangled' was 6 years in development which is very long for an animated feature and they employed a unique artistic style by blending features of both computer-generated imagery (CGI) and traditional animation together, while utilizing non-photorealistic rendering to create the impression of a painting (wikipedia). Maybe that explained why it was so expansive.

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