Let us find out the figures which give you an idea about the cost of your favourite movies.
Film making business is expensive. And it is not for the weak-hearted. After all, it works on probability business where there is no such thing as guarantee. Wise men say that in order to reap silver, you need to sow gold. The saying works accurately in the film business too. Which is why the highest-grossing movies are the most expensive also.
We look at five of the most expensive movies which also did quite well at the box office
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Directed by Joss Whedon, Age of Ultron was never intended to be an inexpensive film. However, the budget of the movie shot up when the superheroes played by A-list actors came on board only after a hefty paycheque. In addition to that, the cost of the film went up from the extensive international outdoor schedules. The use of Computer Graphics also scaled up the budget, which is reported to be around $250 million.
Made at $260 million, Tangled made sure that CG should be able to recreate the traditional hand-drawn Disney princess with precision and finesse. And Rapunzel's hair took a lot of time and effort to be made for the movie.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The third instalment of this superhero movie had to be bigger and better than the previous ones. Therefore Spider-Man 3 was made with better visual and computer graphic effects with a budget of $258 million.
"Our visual effects budget was probably 30% higher, and I think that's reflected in the number of action sequences, the scale of the sequences and the complexity of course of Sandman," Laura Ziskin- the producer said in an interview in 2007.
The romantic blockbuster was made with $200 million, and the set alone was built at $150 to $170 million. So there was no room for error while shooting the ship being flooded by water because production couldn't afford to recreate the expensive set of the grand interiors of Titanic all over again. Well, that reflected well on screen. We vouch for it.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide (2011)
The cost of this movie is estimated to be around $400 million USD. Reports also suggest that Johnny Depp was paid around $55 million for reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. It made $1 billion dollars worldwide justifying all the costs to make this movie.