The Highest Movie Budget Of All Time

Films are made with a specific budget. Finances are to be settled well before filming so that the shoot will transition without any problem. However, this is not always the case in Hollywood. Year after year, the production expenses in a film increase as audiences demand better quality, whether it be the special effects, the set, the costumes, all of the above.

The production of a film is the time in which it is created and shot. The set designers and staging crew will design the set. The costume designers will create the attires for all characters and extras. The director, assistant editor, sound editors, script supervisor, and actors will work together toward the completion of the film. The distribution team will oversee the final stages of the film, make the necessary adverts, and schedule the release date at the cinemas. They also organize the launch parties and press releases. All these preparation and production will cost a considerable amount depending on the materials and the people that were involved in the film.

Most expensive film of all time

As filmmakers produce films every year, there is a great chance that a newer, flashier film will outdo the most expensive movie of the current date. However, over the course of time, people also realize the secretive side of accounting a movie budget. Most film producers do not declare the total cost of their films. For the longest time, it was “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” that held the record budget of $378.5 million. This is followed by “Avengers: Endgame” at $3.65 million, “Avengers: Infinity War” at $356 million and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $316 million. “Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End” and “Justice League” tied in fifth place at $300 million.

Several factors affect inflation in making a film. Film has come a long way from the silent era. The movie budget of that time cannot possibly survive with the demands of the current time. The invention of better cameras, sound equipment, special effects, sets, costumes, has only pushed the envelop for newcomers to raise the bar even higher. This continuation of pushing limits, in turn, makes the demand for better, more expensive equipment in creating a “better” film.

In the ’90s, the bar was even raised further. Two films directed by James Cameron cost $100 million for True Lies, $200 million for Titanic. This has set the bar to production cost for good quality movie all around.  

How Realistic Are The Battle Scenes In “Midway?”

What is the Movie “Midway?”

Midway is a historical movie. It was the event the follows the story of the devastating 1941 attack on the U.S. naval located at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, by the Japanese forces. After six months, the battle in Midway began due to another impending attack of the Japanese forces in the U.S.

The battle in Midway is the first step of the United States’ campaign to defeat the Japanese forces. This is also their first significant victory in the Pacific area during World War 2. The battle took place on June 4-7, 1942. It was a sea and air battle, which is marked as the first comeback victory of the United States against the Japanese forces.

What about the battle in the movie, are they real?

First of all, the characters in the movie were accurate. Even their faces look a significant resemblance to the real person in the history. Second, the ships, planes, and other things that we can see in the movie are also accurate. Since there were no planes and aircraft carriers used in 1942 that can function well, they had to create everything from scratch to make them as precisely as they were before.

When it comes to battle sequences, the movie’s fact check reveals that it is relatively accurate. However, some details are needed to be sacrificed so that filmmakers could get the shots they wanted for the movie. To do that, they need to change the formations of planes and ships to shoot them together, so they can capture lots of ships and aircraft in one shot. We can see this in the movie on the Midway Atoll as the Japanese execute their attack.

Exaggerated destruction

There were also times in the movie where the destruction was exaggerated. One example of that is the air raid scene conducted by United States on the airbase controlled by the Japanese on Marshall Islands. Another one is when Dauntless blew up more than five Mitsubishi G3Ms, when in real historical account they only blew up one on the ground. Also many of the bombs dropped by the Japanese did not hit their targets. But for the purpose of the movie, they have to exaggerate. They have to make ground hits more than once or all at the same time so they can effectively convey the destruction to the audience.

Therefore the account of the war and the story conveyed by the movie is accurate. However, they have to exaggerate the battle to make it palatable for the eyes of the viewers.