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The 10 most expensive movies ever made

10. “John Carter” (2012) $259 million (TIE)

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $284.1 million


10. “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) $259 million (TIE)

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.08 billion


10. “The Hobbit” (2012) $259 million (TIE)

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.02 billion


9. “Avatar” (2009) $261 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $237 million
Worldwide gross: $2.8 billion


8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006) $265.2 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $1 billion


7. “Waterworld” (1995) $271 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $264.2 million


6. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009) $275.5 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $934.4 million


5. “Tangled” (2010) $281.3 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $260 million
Worldwide gross: $590.7 million


4. “Spider-Man 3” (2007) $291 million
The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $258 million
Worldwide gross: $890.9 million


3. “Titanic” (1997) $294.4 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $2.2 billion


2. “Cleopatra” (1963) $340 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $44 million
Gross in 1963: $57.8 million


1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007) $341 million

The 10 most expensive movies ever made

Original estimated budget: $300 million
Worldwide gross: $963.4 million


Movies that made it to top 30

“Troy” (2004) $218.9 million
“2012” (2009) $220.4 million
“Terminator Salvation” (2009) $220.4 million
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) $220.4 million
“Quantum of Solace” (2008) $225.7 million
“The Avengers” (2012) $227.6 million

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