2020 was a tough year yet amazing. Viewers got entertained with alot of hollywood movies especially during the lockdown across various countries. DopeArena has compilled a list of top 30 most expensive movies made in 2020 with Tenet ranking first and The War With Grandpa ranking thirtieth. Most of these movies produced a huge domestic gross.
Now lets jump into it. The list will be in decending order and all budget are in millions
30. The War with Grandpa ($38)
Produced by 101 Studios / Brookdale Studios. The War with Grandpa is the last on the list with a budget of $38 million. The movie grossed a worldwide total of $31.5 million in Box Office.
In June 2020, 101 Studios acquired distribution rights to the film and set it for a September 18, 2020 release; it was later pushed back to October 9. The studio spent an estimated $24 million promoting the film
SYNOPSIS: Peter and his Grandpa Jack was very shut however when Grandpa Jack strikes in with the household, Peter is compelled to surrender his most prized possession: his bed room. Peter will cease at nothing to get his room again, scheming with pals to plot a collection of pranks to drive him out. However Grandpa doesn’t quit simply, and it turns into an all-out conflict between the 2.
29. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made ($42)
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures / Disney+. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is the penultimate on the list with a budget of $42 million.
On June 9, 2017, it was initially reported that the film would go through pre-production from June 26 through September 15, 2017 with 60 days of filming following in Louisiana. The film was set with a budget of $42 million, with $32 million of that being spent in-state. That included an estimated $10 million on Louisiana payroll. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, and was released on Disney+ on February 7, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: The hilarious exploits of Timmy Failure and his 1,500-pound polar bear companion, Complete, as they function Complete Failure, Inc., a Portland detective company. Primarily based on the e book by Stephan Pastis.
28. Da 5 Bloods ($45)
Distributed by Netflix. Da 5 Blood ranks 28 on this list with a total production budget of $45 million.
Da 5 Bloods was released on June 12, 2020, by Netflix. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film is about Four African American veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains — and a stash of buried gold.
SYNOPSIS: 4 African American veterans return to Vietnam many years after the conflict to seek out their squad chief’s stays — and a stash of buried gold.
27. Bloodshot ($45)
Distributed by Columbia Pictures / Cross Creek Pictures / Original Film. Bloodshot ranks 27 on this list with a total production budget of $45 million same as ‘Da 5 Bloods’ with a worldwide total of $37.3 million in Box Office.
Launched on March 13, 2020, by Sony Pictures
SYNOPSIS: Ray Garrison, a soldier recently murdered in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his bloodstream, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the sorporation has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not — but he’s on a mission to find out.
26. The Rhythm Section ($50)
Distributed by Paramount Pictures / Eon Productions. The Rhythm Section ranks 26 with a total production budget of $50 million; quite a simple movie with such high cost having grossed a worldwide total of $6 million in Box Office
The movie was initially scheduled to be launched on February 22, 2019, however was pushed to November 22, 2019 following Energetic’s on-set damage, and later once more to its final launch date, January 31, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Stephanie Patrick is a peculiar lady on a path of self-destruction after her household is tragically killed in a airplane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not by accident, she enters a darkish, complicated world to seek revenge on those accountable and discover her personal redemption.
25. Greyhound ($50.3)
Distributed by Apple TV+ / Stage 6 Films / Bron / FilmNation Entertainment. Greyhound ranking 25 with a total production budget of $50.3 million, a little over ‘The Rhythm Section’.
Like many different movies, it was faraway from the discharge schedule as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. In May 2020, it was announced that Apple TV+ had acquired distribution rights to the movie for about $70 million; Stage 6 Movies was left as the only Sony distributor as of the discharge of the movie. It was launched digitally by the service on July 10, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Within the early days of WWII, a global convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.
24. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run ($60)
Distributed by Paramount Animation / Nickelodeon Movies / MRC / Mikros Image. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run with a total production budget of $60 million and grossed a worldwide total of $4.8 million in Box Office
In July 2020, Netflix acquired worldwide distribution rights to the movie, excluding the USA, Canada, and China. The movie was launched internationally on Netflix on November 5, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: When SpongeBob SquarePants’ beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his greatest good friend Patrick to the highly effective King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive within the Misplaced Metropolis of Atlantic Metropolis. On their mission to save lots of Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Backside gang crew up for a heroic and hilarious journey, the place they uncover nothing is stronger than the ability of friendship.
23. Monster Hunter ($60)
Distributed by Screen Gems / Constantin Film / Tencent Pictures / Toho with a total production budget of $60 million as well, the movie grossed a Box Office total of $16 million.
Released in the USA on December 18, 2020 by Sony after the movie’s troublesome launch in China. The studio spent $1.3 million on tv adverts within the week of its release
SYNOPSIS: Behind our world, there’s one other: a world of harmful and highly effective monsters that rule their area with lethal ferocity. When Lt. Artemis and her elite unit are transported by means of a portal from our world to a brand new world, they’re in for the shock of their lives. In her desperate try to get dwelling, the courageous lieutenant encounters a mysterious hunter, whose distinctive abilities have allowed him to outlive on this hostile land. Confronted with relentless and terrifying assaults from the monsters, the soldiers workforce as much as battle again and discover a approach dwelling.
22. Deep Blue Sea 3 ($60)
Distributed by Warner Bros. Also having a total production budget of $60 million. The movie through domestic video sales grossed $653,537.
The movie was launched on July 28, 2020 on Digital HD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and was launched on Blu-ray and DVD on August 25.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Emma Collins and her crew are spending their third summer season on the island of Little Glad finding out the impact of local weather change on the good white sharks who come to the close by nursery yearly to offer beginning. Together with the final two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceable life is disrupted when a “scientific” staff led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up in search of three bull sharks, who aren’t simply any bull sharks.
21. The Croods: A New Age ($65)
Distributed by Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Animation. Ranking 21st on our budget list having a total production budget of $65 million, with a worldwide Box Office income of $115.6 million
Launched in the US on November 25, 2020 , which was then followed by a PVOD launch on December 18. The studio spent about $26.5 million promoting the movie
SYNOPSIS: Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans — a family that’s a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.
20. Extraction ($65)
Distributed by Netflix / AGBO. Having same total production budget of $65 million alongside The Croods: A New Age, with a worldwide Box Office income of $988,548
Premiered in the US on April 24, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: A hardened mercenary’s mission turns into a soul-searching race to outlive when he’s despatched into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son. This led to a whole turn of events. Is the famous Chris Hemsworth (God of Thunder) up to the task?
19. The Old Guard ($70)
Distributed by Netflix / Skydance Media. 19th on our list with total production budget of $70 million.
The Old Guard was launched on July 10, 2020 on Netflix. It was the top-streamed merchandise on the site over its first weekend, rankin second and fourth the next two weekends.
SYNOPSIS: Led by a warrior named Andy, a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious incapability to die have fought to guard the mortal world for hundreds of years. However when the crew is recruited to tackle an emergency mission and their extraordinary skills are out of the blue uncovered, it’s as much as Andy and Nile, the most recent soldier to join their ranks, to assist the group get rid of the specter of those that search to copy and monetize their power by any means crucial.
18. Skylines ($70)
Distributed by Vertical Entertainment. Skylines with same total production budget with ‘The Old Guard’ of $70 million. The movie grossed a worldwide total of $69.3 million in Box Office
Launched on 18th December 2020 by Vertical Entertainers.
SYNOPSIS: When a virus threatens to turn earth-dwelling pleasant alien hybrids in opposition to people, Captain Rose Corley should lead a crew of elite troopers on a mission to the alien’s world as a way to save what’s left of humanity.
17. Underwater ($80)
Produced by 20th Century Fox / TSG Entertainment / Chernin Entertainment. The movie has a total production budget of $80 million. The movie grossed a worldwide total of $40.9 million in Box Office
Underwater was launched in the USA on January 10, 2020 and in UK cinemas on February 7, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: A crew of underwater researchers should scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
16. The New Mutants ($80)
Produced by 20th Century Studios / Marvel Entertainment. The movie alongside ‘Underwater’ has a total production budget of $80 million. The movie grossed a worldwide total of $46.4 million in Box Office
Released in the USA on August 28, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Five teenage mutants — Mirage, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Magik — undergo treatments at a secret facility that will cure them of their dangerous powers. Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes to share their stories, their memories soon turn into terrifying realities as they start to question why they’re being detained and who’s trying to annihilate them.
15. Power Project ($85)
Produced by Netflix. The movie ranking midway in our list has a total production budget of $85 million.
Project Power was launched by Netflix on August 14, 2020. It was the top-streamed movie on the platform in its first two weekends, before ending in second place in its third.
SYNOPSIS: On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to unfold a couple of mysterious new capsule that unlocks superpowers distinctive to every person. The catch: You don’t know what is going to occur till you are taking it. Whereas some develop bulletproof pores and skin, tremendous power, others exhibit a deadlier response. However when the capsule escalates crime inside the metropolis to harmful ranges, an area cop groups with a teenage supplier and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta to battle power with power and danger taking the capsule as a way to track down and cease the group liable for creating it.
14. Scoob! ($90)
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Animation Group. Ranking 14 on our budget list having a total production budget of $90 million, with a worldwide Box Office income of $24.9 million
Initially set for a September 21, 2018 launch, before being pushed again to Might 15, 2020. On March 24, 2020, the movie’s theatrical launch was delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Warner Bros later confirmed the movie would nonetheless play in theaters in select countries with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions starting July 8, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: With hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever — a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone could have imagined.
13. Bad Boys for Life ($90)
Distributed by Columbia Pictures / Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Having also a total production budget of $90 million, with an amazing worldwide Box Office income of $426.5 million
Released January 17, 2020 by Sony Pictures
SYNOPSIS: The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those concerned in his trial and imprisonment — together with Miami Detective Mike Lowrey. When Mike gets injured, he groups up with accomplice Marcus Burnett and AMMO — a particular tactical squad — to carry the culprits to justice. However the old-school, wisecracking cops should quickly study to get together with their new elite counterparts if they’re to take down the vicious cartel that threatens their lives.
12. Sonic the Hedgehog ($95)
Produced by Paramount Pictures / Original Film / Sega. Having a total production budget of $95 million, with an amazing worldwide Box Office income of $306.8 million
Scheduled for launch in 2018 by Sony Pictures Releasing. In February 2018, shortly after taking up the rights, Paramount Pictures rescheduled it to November 15, 2019. Following the announcement of Sonic’s redesign in Might 2019, director Jeff Fowler introduced that the movie would once more be delayed to February 14, 2020, to get “just a little extra time to make Sonic excellent” The Sonic world premiere came about at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles on January 25, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: On this live-action journey comedy, Sonic and his new finest good friend Tom crew as much as defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination, and the world’s speediest hedgehog embraces his new residence on Earth.
11. The Midnight Sky ($100)
Distributed by Netflix / Smokehouse Pictures / Anonymous Content. The Midnight Sky has a total production budget of $100 million, with a worldwide Box Office income of $75 million
The movie had a restricted theatrical launch on December 11, 2020, and was launched digitally on December 23 2020. It was the most-watched movie on Netflix over its first 5 days.
SYNOPSIS: Within the aftermath of a worldwide disaster, a lone scientist within the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts with a warning to not return to Earth.
10. Birds of Prey ($100)
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Films. The Midnight Sky also has a total production budget of $100 million with a whoopy worldwide Box Office income of $201 million
The movie had its world premiere on January 25, 2020, on the Proyecto Publico Prim in Mexico City. On February 10, 2020, it was reported that the movie was being displayed below the title Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey on the web sites for AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, and Regal Cinemas. In response to Screen Rant, the title change was mandated by Warner Bros.
SYNOPSIS: When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a younger woman named Cass, town is turned the other way up on the lookout for her. Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome haven’t any alternative however to workforce as much as take Roman down.
9. Trolls: World Tour ($110)
Distributed by Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Animation. Having a total production budget of $110 million, with a whoopy worldwide Box Office income of $44.5 million
Universal Pictures had initially deliberate to launch Trolls World Tour theatrically in the USA on April 10, 2020. It was later pushed as much as February 14, 2020 earlier than being pushed again to April 17, 2020. On March 17, it announced that the movie could be launched concurrently in theaters and for digital rental on April 10 in america and Canada because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SYNOPSIS: A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, needs to destroy all different kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the destiny of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, together with their pals—Biggie, Chenille, Satin, Cooper and Guy Diamond—got down to go to all the opposite lands to unify the Trolls in concord towards Barb, who’s trying to upstage all of them.
8. Artemis Fowl ($125)
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures / Disney+ / TriBeCa Productions. Artemis Fowl has a total production budget of $125 million, with a Box Office income of $25 million
The movie was initially scheduled for a theatrical launch on August 9, 2019. In May 2019, the movie was pushed again to May 29, 2020. Due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie’s theatrical launch was cancelled and it was completely launched on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
7. Soul ($150)
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios / Disney+; with a total production budget of $125 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $28 million
Soul was originally scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on June 19, 2020 but due to the coronavirus it was later released on 25 December 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Joe is a middle-school band trainer whose life hasn’t fairly gone the best way he anticipated. His true ardour is jazz — and he is good. However when he travels to a different realm to assist somebody discover their ardour, he quickly discovers what it means to have soul.
6. The Call of the Wild ($150)
Produced by 20th Century Studios / TSG Entertainment; with a total production budget of $150 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $111 million
The movie was initially set to be launched on December 25, 2019, however was pushed again to February 21, 2020, following the acquisition of Fox by Disney. The Call of The Wild was launched digitally on the night time of March 27, 2020. The movie was launched on DVD, Blu-ray, and Extremely HD Blu-ray on May 12, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Buck is a big-hearted canine whose blissful home life is turned the other way up when he’s instantly uprooted from his California house and transplanted to the unique wilds of the Alaskan Yukon throughout the Gold Rush of the Nineties. As the latest rookie on a mail supply canine sled staff—and later its chief—Buck experiences the journey of a lifetime, finally discovering his true place on this planet and turning into his personal grasp.
5. Dolittle ($175)
Produced by Universal Pictures / Perfect World Pictures; with a total production budget of $175 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $251 million
Its launch was initially set for May 24, 2019, however was moved to April 12, 2019, to keep away from competitors with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which itself was later moved from May to December 20, 2019. The movie was later moved once more to January 17, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.
4. Wonder Woman 1984 ($200)
Produced by HBO Max / Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Films / Atlas Entertainment / The Stone Quarry; with a total production budget of $200 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $118.2 million
Wonder Woman 1984 was theatrically launched by Warner Bros. Pictures in a handful of worldwide markets beginning on December 16, 2020, and was theatrically launched in the US and Canada on December 25. The movie will likely be launched theatrically in extra markets through January 28, 2021.
SYNOPSIS: Quick ahead to the Eighties as Wonder Woman’s subsequent massive display screen journey finds her dealing with two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
3. Mulan ($200)
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures / Disney+; also with a total production budget of $200 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $70 million
On August 4, 2020, Disney announced that it had cancelled the movie’s vast theatrical launch in the US, and would as a substitute premiere the movie for a premium price on Disney+ on September 4, 2020. Mulan was accessible for the acquisition on November 2, 2020, and was made accessible totally free to all subscribers on December 4. The movie was nonetheless launched theatrically in nations the place theaters had re-opened, and wouldn’t have Disney+.
SYNOPSIS: To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.
2. Onward ($200)
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; same as the 2 preceeding movies of a total production budget of $200 million and a worldwide Box Office income of $133 million
Onward premiered on the 70th Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020 and was theatrically launched in the US on March 6. A brief movie titled Playdate with Future, which is centered round Maggie Simpson of The Simpsons, appeared earlier than the function movie. Because the COVID-19 pandemic receded, the movie was launched in Australia and New Zealand on April 24, 2020, South Korea on June 17, 2020, Italy on August 19, 2020, and Japan on August 21, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a unprecedented quest to find if there may be nonetheless a bit of magic left out there.
1. Tenet ($205)
Ranking number one as the most expensive movie in 2020, a product of Warner Bros. Pictures / Syncopy Inc. The movie bagged $205 million in its production and welcomed $362.9 million in Box Office
Warners Bros. initially scheduled Tenet for a July 17, 2020. As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, it was first delayed to July 31, and subsequently August 12. Executives calculated that every postponement value Warner Bros. between $200,000 and $400,000 in advertising charges. After briefly being held up indefinitely, Warner Bros. organized the movie to be launched internationally on August 26 in seventy international locations, together with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the UK.
SYNOPSIS: Armed with just one phrase—Tenet—and preventing for the survival of your complete world, the Protagonist journeys by way of a twilight world of worldwide espionage on a mission that may unfold in one thing past actual time. Not time travel. Inversion!
What a super year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous notable films that were originally scheduled for launch from mid-March to December were postponed to release in mid through late 2020 and in 2021, or were released on video on demand or on streaming services throughout 2020. We hope to see more anticipated, movie spent and highly grossed movies 2021
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