Hollywood is famous for everything glitz, glam, and exuberant! Every year hundreds of movies are made, and they collect millions as they entertain people globally. While we all know that it takes a fortune to make these movies the visual treat that they are, some movies end up having a budget that’s exuberant even by Hollywood standards.
This article explores five such movies that made the world turn and take notice of them long before they hit the screens because of their massive budgets. However, we agree that these movies’ outcome was so great that every penny spent on it seems worth it!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
This visual spectacle by director Rob Marshall cost the producers a whopping $397 million. This movie, which hit the screens in 2011, saw actor Johnny Depp taking home $55 million as his paycheck, which adds to the high cost of the movie’s production. The actor had pointed out that the producers paid him a lot of money to be part of the franchise, and he wouldn’t complain!
However, the producers did not regret this decision. That’s because they did go to the banks smiling as they got hefty returns for their investments. Yes, the movie went on to make over a billion dollars globally. So, that’s several folds the investment that the producers made on this movie.
Well, this is one movie that probably everyone in the world watched! While over half of them were fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, the rest kept up with the trend! Whatever the reason was, the producers did not regret spending over $350 million on this final installment of the Avengers series. The movie marks the end of 22 other films made under MCU’s franchise. It stirred many emotions in the fans globally.
If you watched the movie, you would wonder how the producers managed to wrap this film under $350 million. It had some of the best actors in the industry and was a visual spectacle. So, it’s probably just a sign of cinematic excellence from the producers that made this happen. And when the movie finally hit the screens, it collected over $2.8 billion globally! Well, the producers did get great returns on their investments, we should say.
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers movie saw the first glimpse of the mighty Thanos, but in the Avengers: Infinity War, his wrath gripped the world in fear. When he got hold of all the infinity stones and snapped his finger to make half the world disappear, including a few superheroes, the fans of the MCU were left speechless and in a state of shock.
But there’s something else that could leave you in a deeper state of shock than that? Yes, we are talking about the movie’s budget, which cost the producers a whopping $316 million. However, the movie grossed over $2 billion globally, so we guess the producers have nothing to complain about!
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
The original plan was that this movie would mark the end of the Pirates of The Caribbean trilogy. However, the producers had other plans. The previous installment of this movie, Dead Man’s Chest, became the highest-grossing movie ever. Probably that’s what let the makers stretch the budget to a whopping $300 million. And it was one of the first movies to have a massive budget of that scale. However, the producers were not a sad lot because the movie went on to gross three times the budget. Yes, the global collections of this movie stood at a whopping $961 million.
If you think that only the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes amazing superhero movies think again! The WB and DC comics had their fair share of amazing superhero movies too. And one such big-ticket film that came from this franchise was the Justice League.
The movie that hit the screens in 2017 had an enormous budget of $300 million. And the movie grossed over $657.9 million globally, giving the producers the much-needed encouragement to continue making such amazing movies!
So, which of these high budget Hollywood movies are your all-time favorite? Well, we understand it’s hard to pick just one, as all of them are amazing. And if you cannot pick just one, do what we plan on doing – binge-watch them all again!