“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.
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.
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.
So, way before the "Terminator Salvation" video game was introduced, there was a movie. It was released in 2009 and featured the fourth installment of the Terminator movie series. "Terminator Salvation" is the first one not to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Bale was cast in the main role.
The movie focuses on the batter between Skynet's machine networks and humanity. The production used in-camera effects to make the movie as realistic as possible, and many of the settings were handmade. It cost $200 million and managed to earn $13.3 million on its first day, with an additional $42 million the following week.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
If you are a fantasy lover, we are sure you are familiar with The Hobbit trilogy. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" is the second in the series. Peter Jackson's adaptation of the magnificent creation by J.R.R. Tolkien transforms the audience into a land of dwarves, dragons, and elves.
The visual effects in this movie took the larger portion of the $225 million budget, which made an astonishing $209 million just in the opening week. The cast included Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the fearsome Smaug, who together turned a fantasy masterpiece into one of the most expensive movies in their category.