I still haven’t seen the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but I hear it had a huge budget. I don’t think that necessarily makes the movie a success. If you remember, Waterworld had a big budget as well (the biggest up to that time) and it was considered a flop. The directors of that movie should have used budgeting software.
Here is a list of the top ten highest budget films, adjusted for inflation:
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6. The Chronicles of Narnia
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
4. Spider-Man 2
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
1. Spider-Man 3
The oldest movie on the list (number 50) is Cleopatra which was filmed in 1963 and cost $44 million dollars to make.