As technology advances films are able to show more and more new things. Thanks to modern special effects, movies can depict all kinds of fantastical scenarios.
However, as movies become bigger in scope and their effects get better, budgets increase too. Actors are paid more, sets cost more to construct, and effects are more expensive to produce.
Below are the 10 most expensive films that have ever been made.
1. King Kong – Costing $243 Million
Peter Jackson’s remake of the original King Kong retells the story of a giant ape captured and brought to New York City.
The film was released in 2005 and cost $243 million to make.
Production costs were so high due to the movie’s heavy use of special effects as well as the numerous exotic locations that were used as set pieces.
2. John Carter – Costing $250 Million
This is a science fiction action film that is based on the old John Carter Of Mars book series.
The movie took three years to complete and cost a grand total of $250 million.
Despite the lengthy production time and massive budget, John Carter received mixed reviews and fared poorly in the United States. The film did generate massive profits abroad, however. It did especially well in Russia.