What is the most expensive movie ever made?

General information about the movie:


After the big success of the well known company  »The Walt Disney » because of its movies and shows, Disney decided to spend over $400m shooting across Hawaii, Puerto Rico, California and the UK with dedicated 3D cameras for the movie  »Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ».

 »Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides » is an American Fantasy/Action movie that was released in the United States on May, 20, 2011. It is a film inspired by the novel of Tim Powers  »On Stranger Tides ».

In this movie, the main characters Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Angelica (Penélope Cruz) are joined for the search of the Fountain of Youth, along with the pirate BlackBeard (Ian McShane).

Here is the trailer:

Source: YouTube.

Why did this movie cost more than $400m to make?


It’s all about the choice of locations, equipments, and the cast.

Obviously, this movie cost that much to make because it was the first film in the series to be released in the Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D formats. Moving from Hawaii to the United Kingdom to Puerto Rico and California, the principal photography lasted for 106 days.

Many companies were involved with the film’s visual effects which made huge differences, and because The Walt Disney company wanted to film with the newest 3D cameras and wanted to come up with the most creative audiovisual techniques and tricks, the production had a budget of $379 million.

The producer of the film Jerry Bruckheimer was certainly looking for talent, he was searching for actors who were strong and very motivated, actors who would never quit and give up, actors who’ll continue till the reach the end of the road and actors who will agree on any looks they’re given, hence the costumes, hair & appearances were a big part of this movie, that’s why he chose the famous actor Johnny Depp as the main character who gave all he had for this role along side with Penelope Cruz and other members of the cast who were also very dedicated.

Johnny Depp alone believed to have received $55 million for the movie. The production staff reached 895 and they were paid a total of $17.8 million.

Here is the look Johnny Depp was given for his role as  »Jack Sparrow »:


How much did this film make?


After the release of  »The Pirates of the Caribbeans: On Stranger Tides », Walt Disney has made a huge success with it hitting $1,066,215,812 million at the Worldwide Box Office.

Along side with its other versions of this film that were also a big success like:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest with $1,066,215,812 million on the Worldwide Box Office.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End with $963,420,425 million on the Worldwide Box Office.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with $794,758,876 million on the Worldwide Box Office.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with $634,954,103 million on the Worldwide Box Office.



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