These are the most expensive movies ever made, and they exceeded their original budget by quite an amount. Some of them made it big, some, not so much. From Troy to 2012 to Men in Black, and The Dark Knight Rises, check out the list below:

30. “Troy” (2004) $218.9 million

Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $497.4 million


27. [TIE] “2012” (2009) $220.4 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $769.7 million


27. [TIE] “Terminator Salvation” (2009) $220.4 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $371.5 million


27. [TIE] “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) $220.4 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $836.3 million


26. “Quantum of Solace” (2008) $225.7 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $586.1 million


25. “The Avengers” (2012) $227.6 million

Original estimated budget: $220 million
Worldwide gross: $1.5 billion


24. “Man of Steel” (2013) $228.8 million

Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $668 million


23. “Men in Black III” (2012) $232.8 million

Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $624 million


22. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) $238 million

Original estimated budget: $230 million
Worldwide gross: $752.2 million


21. “Wild Wild West” (1999) $240 million

Original estimated budget: $170 million
Worldwide gross: $222.1 million


20: “Spectre” (2015) $246 million

Original estimated budget: $245 million
Worldwide gross: $880 million


19. “Superman Returns” (2006) $246.4 million

Original estimated budget: $209 million
Worldwide gross: $391 million


18. “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006): $247.6 million

Original estimated budget: $210 million
Worldwide gross: $459.4 million


17. “Spider-Man 2” (2004) $250 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $783.8 million


16. “King Kong” (2005) $250.3 million

Original estimated budget: $207 million
Worldwide gross: $550.5 million


15: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) $251 million

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.4 billion


14. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (2008) $253.9 million

Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $419.7 million


13. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003) $257.6 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $433.4 million


10. [TIE] “John Carter” (2012) $259 million

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $284.1 million


10. [TIE] “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) $259 million

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.08 billion


10. [TIE] “The Hobbit” (2012) $259 million

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.02 billion


9. “Avatar” (2009) $261 million

Original estimated budget: $237 million
Worldwide gross: $2.8 billion


8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006) $265.2 million

Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $1 billion


7. “Waterworld” (1995) $271 million

Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $264.2 million


6. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009) $275.5 million

Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $934.4 million


5. “Tangled” (2010) $281.3 million

Original estimated budget: $260 million
Worldwide gross: $590.7 million


4. “Spider-Man 3” (2007) $291 million

Original estimated budget: $258 million
Worldwide gross: $890.9 million


3. “Titanic” (1997) $294.4 million

Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $2.2 billion
Includes tickets for 2012 “Titanic 3-D” re-release.


2. “Cleopatra” (1963) $340 million

Original estimated budget: $44 million
Gross in 1963: $57.8 million


1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007) $341 million

Original estimated budget: $300 million
Worldwide gross: $963.4 million