The most expensive movies in the history of cinema

The most expensive movies in history
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Justice League (2017)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Power of Electro (2014)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Star Wars, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
John Carter (2012)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Tangled (2010)
The Lion King (2019)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
Fast & Furious 8 (2017)
No Time to Die (2021)
Spectre (2015)
Avatar (2009)
The most expensive movies in history

According to the Statista website and the specialized portal Box Office Mojo, these are the most expensive movies in history - without accounting for inflation.

If you look at their returns at the box office, there are some surprising differences in success between them...

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Budget: 379 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.046 billion dollars

Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Keith Richards and Geoffrey Rush

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Budget: 365 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.403 billion dollars

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Budget: 356 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 2.798 billion dollars

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Budget: 325 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 2.048 billion dollars

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Budget: 317 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.333 billion dollars

Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac

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

Budget: 300 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 961 million dollars

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush and Bill Nighy

Justice League (2017)

Budget: 300 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 658 million dollars

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Power of Electro (2014)

Budget: 300 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 709 million dollars

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Budget: 275 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 393 million dollars

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Star Wars, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Budget: 275 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.074 billion dollars

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Anthony Daniels

John Carter (2012)

Budget: 264 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 284 million dollars

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton and Mark Strong

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Budget: 263 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 874 million dollars

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne

Tangled (2010)

Budget: 260 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 592 million dollars

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and Jeffrey Tambor

The Lion King (2019)

Budget: 260 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.663 billion dollars

Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfre Woodard

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Budget: 260 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 605 million dollars

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins and Isabela Moner

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Budget: 259 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 2.070 billion dollars

Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Budget: 258 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 895 million dollars

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Budget: 255 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.274 billion dollars

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Budget: 250 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 935 million dollars

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter and Jim Broadbent

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

Budget: 250 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.516 billion dollars

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodríguez, Charlize Theron and Tyrese Gibson

Fast & Furious 8 (2017)

Budget: 250 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 1.236 billion dollars

Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodríguez, Charlize Theron and Tyrese Gibson

No Time to Die (2021)

Budget: 250 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 708 million dollars

Starring: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Jeffrey Wright

 

Spectre (2015)

Budget: 245 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 881 million dollars

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris

Avatar (2009)

Budget: 237 million dollars

Box office and other sales: 2.847 billion dollars

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang

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