In 2003, when “Maleficent” was first thought of, it was initially supposed to be an animation film. In 2006, it was decided that it would be a live-action product. It brought a new and innovative version of the classic “Sleeping Beauty” story, focusing on the evil villain, Maleficent.
There was no better casting than Angelina Jolie, who played the leading role alongside Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley in supporting parts. There was a significant investment in costumes, unique special effects, and studds that were incomparable, and the overall cost of production escalated up to almost $200 million, of which $33 million was passed on to Jolie.
Man of Steel
The 2013 blockbuster took almost five years of development before being released onto the big screen. It had a budget of $225 million and proved that Clark Kent is timeless. It's a great movie that is fun to watch; however, it's not considered the best one.
Henry Cavill stepped into the big shoes of Superman, and Kevin Costner played the role of Clark's adoptive father. Russell Crow is Jor EL, and Ayelet Zurer plays Lara. The movie grossed almost $700 million, which turned it into the highest-grossing Superman movie ever and the second-highest reboot. The net profit was a little over $40 million.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was the first in the Star Wars anthology series and a continuation to "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, " released in 1977. The technology used almost four decades later escalates the movie and turns it into a new favorite of Star Wars fans.
It introduced an outstanding list of talents, such as Diego Luna and Felicity Jones, and sprinkled the plot with unique and impressive special effects. The movie grossed over $1 billion worldwide and left a net profit of $320 million. This is more than enough to invest in a few more movies to complete the series.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was released in 2017 and was initially named "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge." The movie tells the story of Jack Sparrow, played by Jonny Depp, who searched for the Trident of Poseidon. The movie's budget was around $200 million and included action sequences like never seen before.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series has become so successful that despite the mixed reviews, the movie still managed to make more than $800 million worldwide. Compared to the movie in the series, it didn't cost as much as first anticipated; however, it made more than others, which happened to cost just a little bit more.
Men in Black 3
"Men in Black 3" is the third movie in the Men in Black movie series. In this movie, too, Will Smith is yet again in the lead, going back in time to save his partner from losing his life. The chemistry and dynamic between the two characters are superb, like in all movies; the special effects, wrapped in great humor and a fun storyline, make this movie pure entertainment.
It cost just a little over $215 to make, and it earned $650 million worldwide. The critics were brutal and summed it up by saying that the movie was dull and low in content and praying it would be the final one. It wasn't, and "Men in Black 4" was on its way.