From Avengers To Pirates Of The Caribbean
Lottoland takes a look at how much it costs to make a movie. The world of Hollywood movies is an expensive one with actors commanding huge fees thanks to their audience appeal. Here’s the top five or six actually most expensive modern Hollywood blockbusters in terms of their shooting budgets…
- Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, budget $379m (2011)
The fourth installment in Disney’s popular Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow was released in 2011. Topping the movie budget charts, it was lucky that it made just over a $1bn at the box office internationally.
2. Avengers: Age Of Ultron, budget $365m (2015)
Marvel’s second Avengers film cost a staggering $365m to make with a cast that included the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. But even luckier for Marvel, it took a staggering (at the time) $1.4bn at the box office around the world.
3. Avengers Endgame, budget $356m (2019)
Marvel’s follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War cost an eyewatering $356m to make. Their wrap-up to Marvel Phase Three took in an incredible $2.798bn at the box office, topping off an already impressive year for them with Captain Marvel smashing the $1bn mark too.
4. Avengers: Infinity War, budget $316m (2018)
The year before Endgame, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War came in a little below it costing $316m to shoot. But with Marvel riding high that year thanks to the success of Black Panther, it took in an amazing $2.048bn at the international box office.
5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End, budget $300m (2007)
The third Pirates of The Caribbean movie cost a fairly hefty $300m to make but the series was at the top of its game in terms of popularity and brought in a cool $961m at the box office worldwide.
Tied with At World’s End is DC’s Justice League, a film released back in 2017 which also cost $300m to make but only grossed $657.9m at the box office. However with the release of the Snyder Cut this year, it is likely that Warners will be looking to make even more from it.