We’re living in an era where the richest people are trying to outdo themselves when it comes to spending. From $5,000 iPhones to $500,000 Ferrari’s, they’ve done it all. But wait; what about that one guy who single handedly invests $410 million in just a ‘movie’ Also consider the fact that these guys known as ‘producers’ have multiple such investments at the same time. (Your investment plans are looking petty now, aren’t they?) THIS, is a whole new level of rich! So without further ado, here are those big gun investments by producers that have left quite a mark on Hollywood:
9. Avatar (2009): $237 million
This legendary movie ended up being less costly than what majority of the people expected. At first, columnists conjectured that this ground-breaking visual film could cost anyplace between $280 million and $500 million. Nonetheless, Fox authoritatively discharged the generation cost, uncovering that the film had a (measly) $237 million spending plan.
It spearheaded film innovation to the next level. Cameron’s group built up the innovation and programming for the films movement catch in 14 months, paving the way to shooting. He likewise utilized more than 900 individuals at Weta Digital to take a shot at the film’s computerized delayed sequences. The innovation created and utilized was important to make Cameron’s vision a reality.
It was the benchmark of films to make over $2 billion dollars around the world, and it remains today the most astounding netting film ever (or if nothing else, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives).
8. THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES (2014): $248 million
The Hobbit’s set of three movies cost a sum of $745 million to make – while some film specialists separate the costs of the movies unevenly, hypothesizing that the third part, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014), cost more. Be that as it may, the three movies were made at the same time and the expenses of the movies are frequently credited to the way that they were recorded both in 3D and in 45 outlines for each second.
This figure can be contrasted with the cost of the first Lord of the Rings motion picture set of three, which was made for $281 million. The Hobbit set of three made $2.932 billion dollars in the cinema world, in contrast with the Lord of the Rings’ $2.917 billion dollars around the world!
7. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END (2007): $250 million
The second and third Pirates of the Caribbean motion pictures were directed together. Either ways, they cost Disney $500 million. Like the fourth portion of Pirates of the Caribbean, a mix of A-rundown performing artists – including Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley along with extraordinary areas and enhancements have a lot to do with the costs. Unexpectedly, the substantial spending plan of the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean motion pictures forced the producers to wonder how the fourth film could be made inexpensively and proficiently.
6. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009): $250 million
The 6th part of the eight Harry Potter motion picture sequence, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had the biggest spending plan of any single Harry Potter film. It’s likely that the last portion of the Harry Potter arrangement, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would also have had a huge spending plan (of around $250 million), yet it was split into two separate movies that were taped at the same time on the same spending plan, cutting the creation expenses of every film fundamentally. The film brought back stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. Moreover, extremely popular on-screen characters Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, and Alan Rickman show up as Prof. McGonagall, Lord Voldemort, and Prof. Snape respectively. The film netted almost a billion dollars ($934.4 million)!
5. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014): $255 million
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the spin-off of Andrew Garfield’s first film as Spider-Man. Practically $500 million dollars went into rebooting the arrangement, which likewise featured Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. The second film additionally featured Jamie Foxx as Electro, whose fixation on Spider-Man takes an unsafe turn. Taped only on 35mm film, it was shot completely in the state of New York. Senator Cuomo depicted the movie as the biggest motion picture creation shot completely in New York.
4. SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007): $258 million
The financial plan of Spider-Man 3 was confirmed when Sony openly recognized the production expense to be $258 million. Helmed by the famous Sam Raimi, the third portion of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man set of three was taped in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Peter Parker’s main residence in New York City. In the film, Spider-Man goes head to head with three distinct foes: Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and Harry Osborn as New Goblin (James Franco).
Earning $890.9 million, Spider-Man 3 was the most profitable of the set of three, regardless of the fact that it was met with a blended basic gathering.
3. JOHN CARTER (2012): $307 million
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary sci-fi classic, ‘A Princess of Mars’, John Carter was a science fiction movie set on Mars that starring Taylor Kitsch.
John Carter‘s mammoth budget became one of the main reasons that it was a box office flop. The film made only $284.1 million, which did not even help the producers break even. Filming took longer than expected, with many scenes being completely overhauled. Additionally, 2,000+ visual effects were added post-production. The film was shot in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the tax rebate from the United Kingdom revealed the cost of the film to be over $300 million.
2. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015): $331 million
Joss Whedon’s fruitful first Avengers motion picture, Avengers: Age of Ultron features a top pick cast, including Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Chris Evans as Captain America. The film was shot essentially in England, with on location recording in Bangladesh, Italy, New York City, and South Korea. The assessment refund from the United Kingdom confirmed the expense of the film to be $330.6 million.
Avengers: Age of Ultron went ahead to make $1.403 billion dollars in the cinematic world, making it the 6th most noteworthy netting film ever. It didn’t, however, outperform the main Avengers motion picture, which sits at the fourth-most astounding netting film ever.
1. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (2011): $411 million
Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is the first and only individual film to cost over $400 million. The fourth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, it stars the crème-da la-crème of artists such as Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz as Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica, two pirates & vagabonds in search of the Fountain of Youth.
The film was shot in the U.K & Hawaii. It utilized 3D film technology that was also used for James Cameron’s epic, Avatar, and featured over 1500 computer generated sequences! When producers filed for a tax benefits in the U.K, it was revealed that the production costs had worked out to $410.6 million!
The investment was obviously worthwhile, as the movie made over a billion dollars ($1.046 billion) at the box office.
We’re sure this list pretty much dropped your jaw… and then dropped it again.
There there; those might be big numbers for you, but for the rich & powerful they’re just loose change.
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