#2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – $300 million
The film was released in English-speaking countries on May 25, 2007, by Walt Disney Pictures. Critical reviews were mixed. The film was praised for its performances, musical score, action scenes, and special effects, but was criticized for its plot and running time. At World’s End was a box office hit, becoming the most successful film of 2007, with over $960 million worldwide. Film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. With a production budget of $300 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was the most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, even after adjusting for inflation.