IMDb Polls

Poll: Record Holders for Most Expensive Film Ever

Each of these films held the record for the most expensive film of all time.

Which of these films do you feel made the best use of its budget and was worth the money spent?

Budgets are in millions. Budgets have been adjusted for inflation using the US Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Discuss this here.

Make Your Choice

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    Foolish Wives (1922)

    Unadjusted Budget : $1.104

    Adjusted Budget : $15.52

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    The Ten Commandments (1923)

    Unadjusted Budget : $1.476

    Adjusted Budget : $20.38

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    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

    Unadjusted Budget : $3.967

    Adjusted Budget : $53.53

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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Unadjusted Budget : $3.9–4.25

    Adjusted Budget : $66.26-72.20

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    Duel in the Sun (1946)

    Unadjusted Budget : $5.255

    Adjusted Budget : $63.64

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    Forever Amber (1947)

    Unadjusted Budget : $6.375

    Adjusted Budget : $67.51

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    Quo Vadis (1951)

    Unadjusted Budget : $7.623

    Adjusted Budget : $69.24

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    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Unadjusted Budget : $13.272

    Adjusted Budget : $115.23

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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    Unadjusted Budget : $15.175

    Adjusted Budget : $123.15

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    Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

    Unadjusted Budget : $19

    Adjusted Budget : $148.57

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    Cleopatra (1963)

    Unadjusted Budget : $31.115

    Adjusted Budget : $240.125

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    Superman (1978)

    Unadjusted Budget : $55

    Adjusted Budget : $199.21

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    Rambo III (1988)

    Unadjusted Budget : $58

    Adjusted Budget : $115.78

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Unadjusted Budget : $58.166

    Adjusted Budget : $116.11

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    Total Recall (1990)

    Unadjusted Budget : $50–60

    Adjusted Budget : $90.34-108.41

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    Die Hard 2 (1990)

    Unadjusted Budget : $62

    Adjusted Budget : $112.02

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    Terminator 2 (1991)

    Unadjusted Budget : $94

    Adjusted Budget : $162.98

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    True Lies (1994)

    Unadjusted Budget : $100

    Adjusted Budget : $159.35

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    Waterworld (1995)

    Unadjusted Budget : $172

    Adjusted Budget : $266.52

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    Titanic (1997)

    Unadjusted Budget : $200

    Adjusted Budget : $294.27

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    King Kong (2005)

    Unadjusted Budget : $207

    Adjusted Budget : $250.30

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    X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

    Unadjusted Budget : $210

    Adjusted Budget : $245.99

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    Unadjusted Budget : $225

    Adjusted Budget : $263.56

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    Spider-Man 3 (2007)

    Unadjusted Budget : $258

    Adjusted Budget : $293.85

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

    Unadjusted Budget : $300

    Adjusted Budget : $341.68

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

    Unadjusted Budget : $378.5

    Adjusted Budget : $397.37