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 Title Year Film Cost (Millions)
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007 $300
2 Tangled 2010 $260
3 Spider-Man 3 2007 $258
4 John Carter 2012 $250
5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $250
6 Avatar 2009 $237
7 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $230
8 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 $225
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006 $225
10 The Avengers 2012 $220
11 Men in Black 3 2012 $215
12 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $210
13 Superman Returns 2006 $209
14 Battleship 2012 $209
15 King Kong 2005 $207
16 Titanic 1997 $200
17 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 $200
18 2012 2009 $200
19 Spider-Man 2 2004 $200
20 Quantum of Solace 2008 $200
21 Terminator Salvation 2009 $200
22 Toy Story 3 2010 $200
23 Green Lantern 2011 $200
24 Cars 2 2011 $200
25 The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 $200
26 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $195
27 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 $185
28 The Dark Knight 2008 $185
29 Brave 2012 $185
30 The Golden Compass 2007 $180
31 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 $180
32 WALL-E 2008 $180
33 Troy 2004 $175
34 Evan Almighty 2007 $175
35 Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 $175
36 Up 2009 $175
37 A Christmas Carol 2009 $175
38 Waterworld 1995 $172
39 Snow White & the Huntsman 2012 $170
40 Wild Wild West 1999 $170
41 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 $170
42 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 $170
43 Iron Man 2 2010 $170
44 Tron: Legacy 2010 $170
45 How to Train Your Dragon 2010 $165
46 Cowboys & Aliens 2011 $163
47 Sahara 2005 $160
48 Van Helsing 2004 $160
49 Poseidon 2006 $160
50 Shrek the Third 2007 $160
51 Inception 2010 $160
52 Robin Hood 2010 $155
53 Alexander 2004 $155
 
The following is adjusted for inflation
  Movie Title Year Adjusted (Millions) Nominal
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007 $336 $300
2 Titanic 1997 $290 $200
3 Spider-Man 3 2007 $289 $258
4 Tangled 2010 $277 $260
5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $271 $250
6 Waterworld 1995 $262 $172
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006 $259 $225
8 Avatar 2009 $257 $237
9 John Carter 2012 $250 $250
10 King Kong 2005 $246 $207
10 Spider-Man 2 2004 $246 $200
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