Spider-Man 3

Release Year: 2007

Budget: $258 millions

Spider-Man 3 Most Expensive Hollywood film

Yet another Marvel Studios film, Spider-Man 3 is the third and final instalment of the Spider-Man film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi starring Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. The film follows the story right after Spider-Man 2 where Peter Parker deals the dual life as a friend and an enemy of Harry Osborn, who is adamant to avenge his father’s death against Spider-Man. On the other hand, there are new villains like Sandman and Venom whom Spider-Man must deal with in order to protect the people of the city. Being the most action packed movie compared to the other two instalments, the final movie in the Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy comes out as the highest grosser with a total box office collection of $890.9 millions.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Year: 2009

Budget: $250 millions

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Expensive Hollywood Movie

Based of the highly popular J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth movie adaptation of the 6th book of the series with the same title. Directed by David Yates, the movie marks the record of being the 7th most expensive movie made in the history of Hollywood. With the total earnings of $934 millions, the movie is also the 8th highest grossing movie of all time and the 2nd highest grossing film of 2009 falling behind the top-grosser Avatar. The movie got positive reviews both from the critics and at the box office.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Release Year: 2014

Budget: $250 millions

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies

Acting as a prequel to all famous The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is yet another fantasy adventure film based on The Hobbit novel series penned by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is the third and final instalment of The Hobbit series, which is about the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit who aides the Dwarves to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its treasure from Dragon Smaug. With a collection of $956 millions, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is the 30th highest grossing film of all time.


Release Year: 2009

Budget: $237 millions

Avatar James Cameron Movie as a director

The current leader as the top-grosser movie of all time, the 2009 epic Sci-Fi film, Avatar is also the 9th most expensive movie ever made in Hollywood. The movie was scripted by the ace director James Cameron during the production of his 1997 film, Titanic. Because of the lack of proper technology, it took almost 10 years to finally start working on this epic adventure on the fictional planet of Pandora inhibited by the Na’vi, the blue-skinned, sapient humanoids. Besides being the first Hollywood movie to cross the $2 billion mark in earnings, Avatar has been setting many other benchmarks after its release.

The Dark Knight Rises

Release Year: 2012

Budget: $230 millions

dark knight rises expensive Hollywood Film

Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises is his third and final instalment in Nolan’s Batman film Trilogy starring Christian Bale as Batman. Sequel to the highly successful Batman Begins and tremendously acclaimed epic The Dark Knight, the movie features Bane as the main villain along with Cat Woman portrayed by Anne Hathaway as the supporting character for Batman. Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman reprise their roles of the Butler – Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner – James Gordon and Lucius Fox respectively as additional supporting cast in the final film of the trilogy. Second only to its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is the 2nd film based on the DC Comics character to earn over $1 billion. Whereas, it is also the 15th highest-grossing film of all time and the fourth highest-grossing superhero film of all time.

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.