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Next 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Movie May Shoot In 2015, 'At World's End' Most Expensive Film Ever Made

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 24, 2014 at 11:42AM

The last we heard about "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" aka "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was not so good. Originally slated for release next year, it was taken off the calendar, and of this spring, it still needed a script. But perhaps the pieces are starting to come together? If producer Jerry Bruckheimer has his way, it won't be too long until Johnny Depp is once again blowing up the budget line on mascara.
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

The last we heard about "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" aka "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was not so good. Originally slated for release next year, it was taken off the calendar, and of this spring, it still needed a script. But perhaps the pieces are starting to come together? If producer Jerry Bruckheimer has his way, it won't be too long until Johnny Depp is once again blowing up the budget line on mascara.

At the recent Monte Carlo Television Festival, Bruckheimer shared a very minor update (via ScreenRant) about the gestating sequel, saying "...hopefully we’ll get started after the first of the year, that’s what we’re looking forward to.” Okay, so it hardly seems concrete at all, but it is a glimmer of hope we suppose, and we reckon "Kon-Tiki" directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are still attached to helm the thing. But given that Bruckheimer and Disney have now split their longtime partnership, it would be a safe bet that this has to be coming in at the right price for the mouse house to say go. Why?

Will, in case you've forgotten, the 'Pirates' series still has the top slot when it comes the most expensive movies ever made. Business Insider recently ranked the film that broke the bank, at right at the top was 2007's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End," which cost a whopping $341.8 million. That catering table must've been off the chain. And for all that money spent, it still made less than its predecessor 'Dead Man's Chest' or the film that followed 'On Stranger Tides.' Ouch.

Anyway, you can see the 36 most expensive films ever made below, with finalized stats from Rope Of Silicon.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - $341.8 million
  2. Cleopatra (1963) - $339.5 million (Original estimated budget: $44 million)
  3. Titanic (1997) - $294.3 million
  4. Spider-Man 3 (2007) - $293.9 million
  5. Tangled (2010) - $281.7 million
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - $275.3 million
  7. Waterworld (1995) - $271.3 million
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - $263.7 million
  9. Avatar (2009) - $261 million
  10. The Hobbit (2012) - $257.2 million
  11. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - $257.2 million
  12. John Carter (2012) - $257.2 million
  13. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) - $256.8 million
  14. King Kong (2005) - $250.4 million
  15. Spider-Man 2 (2004) - $250.1 million
  16. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) - $246.9 million
  17. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - $246.1 million
  18. Superman Returns (2009) - $244.9 million
  19. Wild Wild West (1999) - $241.1 million
  20. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) - $237.16 million
  21. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - $236.7 million
  22. Men in Black III (2012) - $231.5 million
  23. Man of Steel (2013) - $228.2 million
  24. The Avengers (2012) - $226.4 million
  25. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - $220.2 million
  26. Terminator Salvation (2009) - $220.2 million
  27. 2012 (2009) - $220.2 million
  28. Quantum of Solace (2008) - $219.4 million
  29. Troy (2004) - $218.9 million
  30. Toy Story 3 (2010) - $218.2 million
  31. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) - $218.2 million
  32. Iron Man 2 (2010) - $218.2 million
  33. Robin Hood (2010) - $218.2 million
  34. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - $218.2 million
  35. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) - $218 million
  36. The Lone Ranger (2013) - $218 million

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