Wiki Wormhole: Wikipedia shows you the money, with the list of the most expensive films ever made
With more than 5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re not entirely sure who built the pyramids or why. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,010,604-week series, Wiki Wormhole.
This week’s entry: Most expensive films ever made
What it’s about: Tinseltown! The dream factory! The magic store! West Glendale! That screwy, ballyhooed Hollywood is famous for thrilling audiences, making nobodies into stars, and of course running long and going way, way over budget. While throwing a little extra money onto the screen is a tradition as old as rolling out the red carpet at the premiere, certain movies have gone above and beyond when it comes to spending the old do-re-mi, becoming more infamous for their budgets than for their star power.
Strangest fact: Animation can get …