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Literary Movie Adaptations Are Insanely Expensive

Seven of the ten most expensive movies ever made were adaptations of books or comic books.

The Numbers tracks measures movie budgets against box office earnings. We’ve collected the ten most expensive movies below–with some eye-popping budgets. If anyone wants to option a movie adaptation of GalleyCat, we promise to keep the budget under $100 million!

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $300,000,000
2. The Hobbit Part 1 &2 $270,000,000
3. Tangled (Rapunzel adaptation) $260,000,000
4. Spider-Man 3 $258,000,000
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $250,000,000

6. Avatar $237,000,000
7. Superman Returns $232,000,000
8. Quantum of Solace (James Bond adaptation) $230,000,000
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $225,000,000
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $225,000,000

(Via i09)

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