Making movies for money doesn’t sound noble, yet who doubts that it’s a pleasant part of self-expression? Hollywood directors and producers are eager to spend millions of dollars on their pet projects to earn the audience’s love and benefits. Here are the top five Hollywood movies with the most generous budget ever.
5. Justice League (2017) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Two stories share the fifth position: both of them had $300 million budgets.
Zack Snyder’s superhero movie had to be successful as the director had suffered from critics’ frosty reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The premiere took place on October 26, 2017, in China and November 17, 2017, in the United States. Justice League grossed $657.9 million all over the globe which made it a bad egg for the studio: the break-even point was about $750 million.
The third movie of the Pirates was more like a commercial success. Released in 2007, it received mixed reviews, some of which emphasized it was the weakest part of the trilogy. Nevertheless, viewers made their choice pretty clear: the box office reached $963.4 million.
4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The last year’s premiere about the famous superhero team not only surprises by the unconventional plot twist but also impresses with its budget: $316 million. The Russo brothers’ endeavor did not go waste: the project brought $2.048 billion worldwide which made it the fourth top-grossing movie in the history so far.
3. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
One of the most expected premieres in 2019 continues the massive-spending tradition of the superhero saga and beats its predecessor with its huge budget: $356 million. It seems to be well worth it: according to Deadline Hollywood, the break even will take place five days after the release. Only time will tell the figures, but it is evident that the expenses have been pretty vast and bold.
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The third child in the family of the costliest movies can boast the $365 million budget. The movie broke many records, like the quickest project to bring more than $40 million in the IMAX format (twelve days). However, some experts predicted the higher benefits during the first weekend and explained the lower result by the so-called Fight of the Century: the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao held on May 2, 2015.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Another Pirates masterpiece has been named the leader of the movies with the biggest budget with its $379 million expenses. Critics’ ambiguous opinions did not prevent Rob Marshall’s work from earning $1.046 billion worldwide and maintain its position for a long time, even with the Avengers franchise snapping on its heels.