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List of the most expensive movies of 2013. As the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. In order to make a truly awesome movie,worthy of hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, movie makers need a seriously huge budget. Special effects, world renowned actors, and the best directors don’t come cheap. Every aspect of the coolest movies take a lot of money to make, from the rights to use a certain character to the top costume design. If something in a film looks amazing, you can bet it cost more than the average house.


This list features the most expensive movies of 2013. With many of these films, where the money went is fairly obvious. In films like Man of Steel and Star Trek Into Darkness, the special effects are cutting edge and often beyond anything seen in film before. However, sometimes the big budget doesn’t coincide with the quality of the film, as with R.I.P.D. and Jack the Giant Slayer. Some of the films couldn’t even make back the cost of the film,like with The Lone Ranger.


What are the most expensive movies of 2013? The movies on this list had the biggest budgets of the entire year.  

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The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer - Budget: $225-250 million

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner - Budget: $225 million

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco - Budget: $215 million

Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley - Budget: $200 million

World War Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse - Budget: $190 million

Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve - Budget: $190 million

Jack the Giant Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane - Budget: $180 million

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Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman - Budget: $190 million

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth - Budget: $170 million

Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez - Budget: $160 million

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The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima - Budget: $120 million

R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges - Budget: $130 million

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After Earth Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith - Budget: $130 million

Turbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Turbo Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds - Budget: $127 million

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White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal - Budget: $150 million

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum - Budget: $130 million

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal - Budget: $200 million

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen - Budget: $200 million

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk - Budget: $150 million

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig - Budget: $76 million

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds - Budget: $135 million