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The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

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A list of the most expensive movies ever made. These are the films that cost the most amounts of money to create. This list is based on the negative cost. The amounts listed below do not include marketing budgets, etc.; they only include the production budget of the film itself. These costs are not adjusted for inflation. 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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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At W is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2007

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Total Cost (est.): $300m
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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Total Cost (est.): $260m

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Total Cost (est.): $258m

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Total Cost (est.): $250m

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    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Total Cost (est.): $237m

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  • 6
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    Total Cost (est.): $225m
  • 7
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2006

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Total Cost (est.): $225m
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    X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    X-Men: The Last Stand

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Total Cost (est.): $210m

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    Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Superman Returns

    Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey

    Released2006

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Total Cost (est.): $209m

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  • 10
    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Total Cost (est.): $207m
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    Transformers: Revenge of the F is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Total Cost (est.): $200m

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  • 12
    2012 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Total Cost (est.): $200m

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Titanic

    Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner

    Released1953

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Total Cost (est.): $200m

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Total Cost (est.): $200m
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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Quantum of Solace

    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green

    Released2008

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Total Cost (est.): $200m
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    Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Terminator Salvation

    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2009

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    Total Cost (est.): $200m

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    Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Total Cost (est.): $200m
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Total Cost (est.): $185m

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Total Cost (est.): $185m

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    The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    The Golden Compass

    Nicole Kidman, Eva Green

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Weitz

    Total Cost (est.): $180m

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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The  is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    Total Cost (est.): $180m
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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Total Cost (est.): $180m

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    Troy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Total Cost (est.): $175m

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    Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Total Cost (est.): $175m

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    Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Total Cost (est.): $175m

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