We bring to your attention a selection of films, which were spent a lot of money. It was still just a movie.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Budget: 300 million dollars
The previous record holder in value was the third part of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, which appeared on screens in 2007. Johnny Depp and the lively pirate ghosts probably cost a tidy sum, but still, what could have spent as much as $ 300 million, remains a mystery. Chic pirate ships could certainly communicate in Disneyland. The only thing on which the filmmakers for some reason clearly saved – this is the script.
2 Rapunzel: A Tangled Story
Budget: 260 million dollars
Undoubtedly, this cartoon brings us back to the good old Disney classics: neither the drawing nor the plot are anything like the style of the Pixar studio. “Why a tangled story” is more expensive than anything Pixar uses in its creations. I wonder how much then the cost of “Snow White” and “Cinderella”? Probably, the film crew salary was enough only for bread. Presumably, drawing animation is more expensive than a computer, but with such a budget, the director and animators could afford to eat red for lunch and every day. It was especially created six years.
3 Evan Almighty
Budget: 175 million dollars
Probably there is in this particular logic – to insist on making a film with Jim Carrey without Jim Carrey and spend a lot of money on it. The film focuses on the hero Evan, played by Steve Carell. Morgan Freeman – to draw a parallel with the first part. Actually, it was no wonder that the movie did not pay for itself. Tom Shedyak, who probably had to give all his possessions to Hollywood and now clean the toilet with a toothbrush.
four. City and village
Budget: 80 million dollars
There are no special effects in this movie. Totally. There are people talking to each other. This comedy almost drowned the studio New Line Cinema in 2001, the year. The film didn’t even pay off. Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Harry Shendling and Warren Beatty, and those who have never been seen in other films. Perhaps it is quite possible to explain the endless delay in the release of the picture on the screens.
five. How to know …
Budget: 120,000,000 dollars
For this romantic comedy, Columbia Pictures studio posted this article at the same time. Of course, the stars were in the film: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson, and the well-known screenwriter and part-time director James L. Brooks did something. Also, were expensive paintings bought to decorate Nicholson’s dressing room?
6 Fun with Dick and Jane
Budget: 100,000,000 dollars
The screenplay of the film “In Search of the Galaxy”, 2005, Dean Parisot on the script, Judd Apato and Nicholas Stoller. Well, a valid, huge piece of the budget in which he participated, “33 fatalities”, failed at the box office. However, “Fun” also collected only 10 million dollars more than the allocated budget.
7 Thirteenth warrior
Budget: 160 million dollars
We decided not to put such blockbusters as “Spiderman”, “Avatar” and “Dark Knight”, because here it is just clear what the money was spent on. Yes, and they paid for themselves with interest. “Thirteenth warrior” of 1999 can not be mentioned. In this picture it is so pleasant to watch how it should be impossible. It seems to be a solid amount, but for some reason it was not possible to provide the director with normal light.
Budget: 80 million dollars
From the post-apocalyptic epic of Kevin Costner in 1997, the audience expected a lot. It was the first film in which Costner undertook after receiving an Oscar in 1991. Of course, the Warner Brothers film company gave him $ 80,000,000 without problems, if only he would take it off. As a result, in the film we see some unwashed ragplades milling around in the desert.
Budget: 135 million dollars
Sometimes viewers complain that the film does not say anything. This means that they have not watched Stealth. It’s all about the movie Josh Lucas and Jessica Beale, as well as rising star Jamie Fox. Of course, it was really convincing, for only 15,000,000 US dollars.
Budget: 44 million dollars
Of course, we can call this price tag small, but Cleopatra was shot in 1963. Currently, this amount of equivalents is $ 323,000,000. In addition, it should be a fairly average salary in the country, and not the current unimaginable fees.
“Cleopatra” is a beautiful film, but most of the money spent on it is not visible. Initially, the planned budget was only $ 2,000,000, while expenses for fixed and fixed costs increased by 22 times. The film was a hit number one, but still it did not pay off.