2005 Movie News Archives

Superman Returns

September 22, 2005: “Superman Returns” Most Expensive Movie Ever?

The Daily Telegraph in Australia has published an article which has "Superman Returns" as possibly the most expensive movie ever made. Here's an excerpt from the article...

    It has taken steely resolve but finally Superman Returns is nearing the screen. But at what cost?

    The revisioned Superman tale, filming at Sydney's Fox Studios, could well be the most expensive film of all time.

    Variety reported its director Bryan Singer acknowledged its budget is approaching $326 million - that would top Titanic's $250 million and Waterworld's $225 million.

    But the director of upcoming Harry Potter film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Mike Newell, is now claiming the title.

    "I think of myself as being really lucky," he said.

    "I'm going to make the most expensive film ever. These things are not like ordinary films they are world events."

    And the cost of the film, due here on December 1? Reportedly $305 million.

    Special effects, not actors' salaries, are driving the ballooning budgets, although Superman Returns has years of development costs to sink as well.

Read the entire article at the News.com.au website.

NOTE: I'm 99% sure this article (being an Australian article) is quoting in Australian dollars. As of this posting, the Australian dollar is sitting at about 76 cents American. So US$250 million would equal around AUS$328 million. To back this up, reliable sources tell me Waterworld's budget was US$170-180 million. This price, when converted to Australian dollars, gives the amounts noted in the article.

2005 Movie News

Listed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2005 organized into 5 categories:

“Superman Returns” Movie News:

Christopher Reeve Movie News: George Reeves Movie News: Other Movie News:

Back to the News Archive Contents page.

Back to the Latest News page.