The Most Expensive Hollywood Movies

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Rounding out the list of the most expensive movies ever made is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The movie may have been released way back in 2011 but it still had an incredibly high budget of $410.6 million dollars. Yup, it cost nearly a half billion dollars to make the fourth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Besides having to pay A-List actors like Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz the movie was shot in locations such as the United Kingdom and Hawaii. Add in the extra expenses that were involved in using some of the same 3D technology that Director James Cameron used in Avatar and you can see how they reached their final budget of over $400 million. It’s ok though because On Stranger Tides has gone on to surpass the $1 billion earnings mark.

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