10 Most Expensive Super-Hero Films Thus Far
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – $200 Million
After a number of misfires in the X-Men franchise that included a third installment titled X-Men: The Last Stand and a standalone Wolverine: Origins film, things weren’t looking too well for the longevity of FOX’s X-Men series. Luckily, FOX didn’t give up on the mutants too soon. FOX took a small break and came back with a sort of reboot/prequel (requel?) called X-Men: First Class that took a lot of characters back to their roots in the 1970’s while simultaneously breathing new blood into the franchise with an all new cast. After this, they made the Wolverine movie that everyone wanted with The Wolverine. All of this culminated in FOX’s most expensive X-Men venture yet: a time traveling tale that would link the old films with the new films. FOX would also bring back director Bryan Singer, the man that struck gold with the first two X-Men films. Furthermore, the time traveling element would be used to effectively eliminate films that nearly killed the franchise.
Considering this film helped save an entire dying franchise, we’d say this is money well spent.