Big bucks bring in big crowds
What, after adjusting for inflation, is the most costly film ever made? Is it still Titanic? Might the notoriously expensive Cleopatra still hold the title after 50 years? In a recent article, Business Insider came up with an answer. The magazine reckons that, at a cost of nearly $342 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End just knocks Cleopatra into second place.
The top five was completed by Titanic, Spider-Man 3 and – another surprise – Tangled. The only genuine flop in the top 10 is Kevin Costner’s 1995 Waterworld. (People often forget that Cleopatra still topped the US box office in 1963.)
So, maybe you can make a fortune by spending a fortune.