Five of the Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Article by Herb Kimble.

Today the cost of movies is measured in hundreds of millions of dollars. Where does all that money go, and what are the industry’s most expensive films ever made? The answers might surprise and shock you, but many are movies we’ve all seen in theaters. So, what goes into making a blockbuster film? Find out below.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

It goes without saying that much of the Avengers film utilized CGI along with a variety of shooting locations. However, with marketing and promotion costs alongside the budgets for seasoned actors, this film topped out at a $340,190,574 production budget.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was the costliest film made during its 2007 release date. With a production budget of $348,057,713, due to special effects, location shots, and star costs, this film raised the bar.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The fourth installment in the Disney series garnered much attention after its high production cost of $444,142,183. It’s been rumored that lead actor Johnny Depp grossed over $50 million for reprising his role.


The number one film on this list is the most expensive movie ever created with a production budget of $478,792,250. A majority of this film’s budget was spent on promoting and marketing, with some spent on language development for the film.

Bio: Herb Kimble is an entrepreneur in sales and marketing, and was an accomplished child actor in his hometown of Chicago. Herb Kimble is a co-founder of CineFocus Productions, and is launching Urban Flix soon as an inclusive streaming company from his Los Angeles studio.