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on 5 Mar 2012 04:23

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Most expensive films (adjusted for inflation)

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People who added this item 5279  Average listal rating (3356 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)


Budget: $338m

Gross: $362m
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People who added this item 8346  Average listal rating (5307 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Titanic (1997)


Budget: $291m

Gross: $1,090m
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People who added this item 4635  Average listal rating (2895 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 1953  Average listal rating (1245 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. Tangled (2010)


Budget: $278m

Gross: $200m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 3586  Average listal rating (2156 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 1657  Average listal rating (1143 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
6. Waterworld (1995)


Budget: $264m

Gross: $88m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 7383  Average listal rating (4632 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 4575  Average listal rating (3088 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Avatar (2009)


Budget: $258m

Gross: $782m
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People who added this item 747  Average listal rating (484 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 6210  Average listal rating (4099 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 4071  Average listal rating (2734 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 1688  Average listal rating (986 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 4612  Average listal rating (3131 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 2355  Average listal rating (1575 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 4.8 
14. Wild Wild West (1999)


Budget: $238m

Gross: $113m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 471  Average listal rating (258 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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People who added this item 2717  Average listal rating (1773 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
16. Superman Returns (2006)


Budget: $236m

Gross: $200m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 2735  Average listal rating (1653 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 656  Average listal rating (357 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
18. The Lone Ranger (2013)


Budget: $225m

Gross: $89m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 1174  Average listal rating (723 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Man of Steel (2013)


Budget: $225m

Gross: $291m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 2676  Average listal rating (1722 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
20. The Avengers (2012)


Budget: $224m

Gross: $617m
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People who added this item 1097  Average listal rating (661 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
21. Men in Black 3 (2012)


Budget: $219m

Gross: $169m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 2129  Average listal rating (1374 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
22. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $433m
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People who added this item 2113  Average listal rating (1382 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
23. 2012 (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $166m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 1814  Average listal rating (1179 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
24. Terminator: Salvation (2009)


Budget: $218m

Gross: $125m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 1973  Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. Quantum of Solace (2008)


Budget: $217m

Gross: $168m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 4467  Average listal rating (2991 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
26. Troy (2004)


Budget: $216m

Gross: $133m (unadjusted)
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People who added this item 843  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
27. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)


Budget: $215m

Gross: $234m (unadjusted)

People who added this item 4117  Average listal rating (2693 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
28. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witc... (2005)


Budget: $215m

Gross: $363m
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People who added this item 2941  Average listal rating (1879 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. Toy Story 3 (2010)


Budget: $214m

Gross: $420m
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People who added this item 665  Average listal rating (437 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:
- Wikipedia
- Box Office Mojo

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 4 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, 4 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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