The Most Expensive Films Of 2023

Discover the world of 2023’s blockbuster movies, where expensive films captured the attention of movie fans on the big screen.

Through movies, we get to see stories that feel familiar, making us feel connected and understood. 

They show us different cultures, ways of life, and important issues, helping us relate to others. 

Movies are like a mirror for society, showing us the good times, the tough moments, and all the complicated stuff. 

Now, let’s cut to the chase and dive into the list of the most expensive films of the year!

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Elemental

A Glance Back At Last Year: The Most Expensive Movies Of 2023
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As per The Wall Street Journal, Elemental comes with a whopping budget of $200 million. 

According to Variety, this lively animated film earned an extra $31.3 million in 40 different places. 

China took the lead with $11.1 million, followed by Korea with $9.6 million, and Mexico chipping in $4.6 million.

With its $200 million budget, Elemental takes us to Element City, where fire, water, land, and air live together in a kind of risky harmony.

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Variety tells us that Martin Scorsese's Killers Of The Flower Moon is working with a hefty $200 million budget. 
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According to BNN, Scorsese's masterpiece, which you can exclusively watch on Apple TV+, tells a gripping story set in 1920s Oklahoma with theft and murder on Native American oil land involving the Osage Nation. 
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Variety tells us that Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon is working with a hefty $200 million budget. 

After three weekends, this Apple-backed film has made an impressive $120 million worldwide.

According to BNN, Scorsese’s masterpiece, which you can watch on Apple TV+, tells the gripping true story of the murders of members in the Osage Nation back in 1920s Oklahoma.

Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One

Tom Cruise is back with his crazy stunts in Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning: Part One. 
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But Cruise's dedication (like paying the crew during breaks) and a big insurance payout helped handle the challenges. 
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Tom Cruise is back with his crazy stunts in Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One. 

The production cost a massive $290 million, taking Ethan Hunt and his IMF team on a wild ride against a rogue AI. 

According to The Richest, The pandemic threw some unexpected challenges into the mix, making things even more expensive.

But Cruise’s dedication (like paying the crew during breaks) and a big insurance payout helped handle the challenges. 

As per Box Office Mojo, despite some tough competition and its overall cost, it still managed to pull in a respectable $567.5 million globally, with a big chunk coming from international markets.

The Little Mermaid

Disney went all out with a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. 
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Disney went all out with a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid

Initially thought to cost $250 million, Forbes says it ended up setting Disney back $300 million. 

Critics loved the cast and the fantastic musical numbers. Domestically, it earned a cool $298 million, according to Box Office Mojo

And here’s a real-life twist! According to Rappler, Halle Bailey, the star of The Little Mermaid is now a mom! She welcomed her first child with rapper DDG. 

Fast X

Fast And Furious roared back into action with a jaw-dropping $340 million budget, making it the most expensive film of 2023. 
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Fast And Furious roared back into action with a jaw-dropping $340 million budget, making it the most expensive film of 2023. 

It’s packed with crazy car stunts, a nail-biting plot, and a growing cast, including Jason Momoa as the bad guy. It pushed the franchise to its financial limits.

According to The Richest, Fast X made it to the top five highest-grossing films of the year, proving Dom Toretto and his crew still dominate the box office. 

Critics had mixed feelings about the story, but they loved the action and Momoa’s performance.

TheWrap reported that the film needed to make between $800 and $850 million worldwide to turn a profit. 

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