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Entertainment Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation  

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A list of the most expensive movies ever made, adjusted for inflation. These are the films that cost the most amounts of money to create. This list is based on the negative cost. In other words, the amounts listed below do not include marketing budgets, etc.; they only include the production budget of the film itself. These costs are also adjusted for inflation; $44 million in 1963 would be over $300 million today. Hollywood studios tend to be secretive about the money they spend, so creative accounting is sometimes used to obfuscate their numbers. That said, this list is just about as accurate as they come. Filmmaking is an expensive endeavor.

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $320m

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $318m

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $274m

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $273m

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $260m

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $256m

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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $252m

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $245m

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $243m

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $233m

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $233m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $230m

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $229m

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $228m

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $224m

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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2012 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $205m

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Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $204m

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $203m

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $203m

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $202m

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $200m

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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $191m

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Largest Movie Budgets, Adjusted for Inflation
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
Total Adjusted Cost (est.): $190m