Movie budgets can be huge. There is no denying the fact that the movie industry pours billions of dollars every year into making, what they hope will be, blockbuster movies that are loved worldwide and turn a huge profit. Sometimes this happens and the studios go on to make even bigger movies, but sometimes it all goes a bit wrong and a massive budget on a film that flops can be the end of a studio. This list focuses on the Top 10 budgets and whether or not they are actually worth the millions that was spent on creating them. (The grossing figures have been adjusted inline with inflation).
1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Budget: $257.2 million
Original budget: $250 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1.05 billion
After the success of the Lord of the Rings it is understandable that The Hobbit would be made. The concern was whether it would live up to the Lord of the Rings and whether it would be as successful. A huge amount of money was used but with a worldwide adjusted gross of $1.05 billion and a generally happy audience it was definitely worth it.
2 Avatar (2009)
Budget: $261 million
Original budget: $237 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $3.1 billion
Avatar held the accolade for the highest grossing film for a while and so it should be automatically worth the budget spent. It did receive criticism for the price of the 3D tickets and it was claimed by critics that this was the reason that he achieved such a high profit. However, the fact that it also won Oscars and was critically acclaimed by some of the industries most respected filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, means that it was worth budget.