Making a movie is an expensive process – in addition to paying for sets, equipment, props, and special effects that appear on camera, budgets need to pay for actors, technicians, designers, and other staff. After the movie has been filmed, the editing process and special effects must also be taken into account. The film industry is a massive business, and movie budgets have only continued to increase in recent years. Over the past 10 years, movies have become more expensive than ever before. So here are 9 most expensive movies ever made.
#1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – $378.5 million
The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011. It was the first film in the series to be released in the Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D formats. Principal photography rolled for 106 days between June and November 2010, with locations in Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and California. Filming employed 3D cameras similar to those used in the production of the 2009 film Avatar, and ten companies were involved with the film’s visual effects. Following inflated production costs it is currently noted as the most expensive film ever made.