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2013 Movies The Most Expensive Movies of 2013  

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List Rules Films with the biggest budgets

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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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer Budget: $225-250 million The Lone Ranger is a 2013 action adventure film written by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe and Terry Rossio and directed by Gore Verbinski.

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Budget: $225 million Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco Budget: $215 million Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Budget: $200 million Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse Budget: $190 million World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve Budget: $190 million Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Jack the Giant Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane Budget: $180 million Jack the Giant Slayer is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the English fairy tales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". The film is directed by ...more

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Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman Budget: $190 million Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Budget: $170 million Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Budget: $160 million Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima Budget: $120 million The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more

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R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges Budget: $130 million R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action-comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest ...more

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Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith Budget: $130 million One Thousand A.E. is 2013 Science Fiction written by Stephen Gaghan and Gary Whitta and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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Turbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds Budget: $127 million Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also ...more

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Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal Budget: $150 million White House Down is a 2013 American political action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group and the Capitol Police Officer who ...more

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Expensive Movies of 2013
Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum Budget: $130 million G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes is a 2012 action adventure sci-fi film written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Jon M. Chu.

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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal Budget: $200 million Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen Budget: $200 million The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk Budget: $150 million Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig Budget: $76 million Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds Budget: $135 million The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more