Most Expensive Movies of All Time
Statistic Verification
Source: Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Variety
Research Date: 12.23.2013
While Ben-Hur was the most expensive silent film the following list is for movies produced during the sound era. Cleopatra could be considered the most expensive movie if adjusted for inflation but the list only includes films with a nominal budget of $100 million plus.
The following list in unadjusted for inflation
 Film TitleYearFilm Cost (Millions)
1Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End2007$300
2Tangled2010$260
3Spider-Man 32007$258
4John Carter2012$250
5Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009$250
6Avatar2009$237
7The Dark Knight Rises2012$230
8The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian2008$225
9Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest2006$225
10The Avengers2012$220
11Men in Black 32012$215
12X-Men: The Last Stand2006$210
13Superman Returns2006$209
14Battleship2012$209
15King Kong2005$207
16Titanic1997$200
17Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009$200
1820122009$200
19Spider-Man 22004$200
20Quantum of Solace2008$200
21Terminator Salvation2009$200
22Toy Story 32010$200
23Green Lantern2011$200
24Cars 22011$200
25The Amazing Spider-Man2012$200
26Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011$195
27Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008$185
28The Dark Knight2008$185
29Brave2012$185
30The Golden Compass2007$180
31The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2005$180
32WALL-E2008$180
33Troy2004$175
34Evan Almighty2007$175
35Monsters vs. Aliens2009$175
36Up2009$175
37A Christmas Carol2009$175
38Waterworld1995$172
39Snow White & the Huntsman2012$170
40Wild Wild West1999$170
41Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003$170
42G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009$170
43Iron Man 22010$170
44Tron: Legacy2010$170
45How to Train Your Dragon2010$165
46Cowboys & Aliens2011$163
47Sahara2005$160
48Van Helsing2004$160
49Poseidon2006$160
50Shrek the Third2007$160
51Inception2010$160
52Robin Hood2010$155
53Alexander2004$155
 
The following is adjusted for inflation
 Movie TitleYearAdjusted (Millions)Nominal
1Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End2007$336$300
2Titanic1997$290$200
3Spider-Man 32007$289$258
4Tangled2010$277$260
5Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009$271$250
6Waterworld1995$262$172
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest2006$259$225
8Avatar2009$257$237
9John Carter2012$250$250
10King Kong2005$246$207
10Spider-Man 22004$246$200
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