List of most expensive non-English-language films

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This is a non-definitive list of most expensive non-English-language films, with budgets given in United States dollars. Only movies with budgets exceeding US$30 million are listed here. Films in French cinema feature the maximum number of times.

List of most expensive films
Title Country Year Production Costs (est.)
Asterix 3 France France 2008 $113,500,000[1]
The Flowers of War China China 2011 $94,000,000
Dhoom 3 India India 2013 $88,000,000[2]
The Monkey King China China Hong Kong Hong Kong 2014 $82,500,000[3]
Red Cliff China China 2008 $80,000,000
Asterix 4 France France 2012 $79,000,000
The Battle of Neretva Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1969 $71,015,000 (in 2008 dollars)
Chennai Express India India 2013 $70,000,000[4]
D-War South Korea South Korea 2007 $70,000,000
War and Peace Soviet Union Soviet Union 1966/67 ≈$67,000,000 (in 2011 dollars)
Dragon Blade China China 2015 $65,000,000[5]
Pinocchio Italy Italy 2002 $62,000,000
Mesrine: L'Instinct De Mort & Mesrine: L'Ennemi Public N°1 France France 2008 $60,000,000 (shared)
Che United StatesFranceSpain United States, France, Spain 2008 $58,000,000
A Very Long Engagement France France 2004 $56,600,000
Enthiran India India 2010 $54,000,000[6]
Sur la piste du Marsupilami France France 2012 $51,000,000[7]
Ra.One India India 2011 $50,000,000[8][9]
The Tale of Princess Kaguya Japan Japan 2011 $49,300,000[10]
The Crossing China China 2014 $48,600,000[11]
Beauty and the Beast France France 2014 $48,100,000[12]
Asterix 1 France France 1999 $48,000,000
Asterix 2 France France 2002 $47,000,000
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse France France 2004 $46,430,000
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec France France 2010 $46,000,000
Curse of the Golden Flower China China 2006 $45,000,000
Gantz & Gantz: Perfect Answer Japan Japan 2011 $45,000,000
Pourquoi j'ai (pas) mangé mon père France France 2014 $44,000,000[13]
Supercondriaque France France 2014 $43,363,732[14]
Astérix : Le Domaine des dieux 3D France France 2014 $43,000,000[13]
Les Dalton France France 2004 $42,000,000
The Promise China China 2005 $40,000,000
Apocalypto United States United States 2006 $40,000,000
Kong - The Origin ChinaSouth Korea China, South Korea TBA $40,000,000[15]
Nomad United StatesFranceRussiaKazakhstan United States, France, Russia, Kazakhstan 2007 $40,000,000
The Warlords ChinaHong Kong China, Hong Kong 2007 $40,000,000
The Grandmaster ChinaHong Kong China, Hong Kong 2007 $38,600,000[16]
Treasured Island France France 2007 $38,500,000
The Tiger Brigades France France 2006 $38,000,000
Empire of the Wolves France France 2005 $37,120,000
Le deuxième souffle France France 2007 $37,120,000
Largo Winch France France 2008 $37,000,000
The Inhabited Island Russia Russia 2008 $36,600,000
A Monster in Paris France France 2011 $36,000,000[17]
Arsène Lupin France France 2004 $35,600,000
Paris 36 France France 2008 $35,560,000
Michel Vaillant France France 2003 $35,400,000
The Barber of Siberia RussiaFranceItalyCzech Republic Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic 1998 $35,000,000
The Legend of Zu Hong Kong Hong Kong 2001 $35,000,000
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate China China 2011 $35,000,000
The Tiger and the Snow Italy Italy 2005 $35,000,000
Gervaise France France 1956 $34,000,000[18][19] (in 2012 dollars)
The Stone Council France France 2006 $34,000,000
Nothing to Declare France France 2011 $34,000,000[17]
Ponyo Japan Japan 2011 $34,000,000[20]
Un plan parfait France France 2012 $33,650,000
Fanfan La Tulipe France France 2003 $33,600,000
Jappeloup France France 2013 $33,300,000[21]
Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal China China 2015 $33,000,000[22]
Iceman Hong Kong China Hong Kong, China 2014 HK$250,000,000[23]
La Vérité si je mens ! 3 France France 2012 $32,000,000[7]
Bon Voyage France France 2003 $31,000,000
Sky Fighters France France 2005 $31,000,000
Hero China China 2002 $31,000,000
Largo Winch 2 France France 2011 $31,000,000[17]
The Passion of the Christ United States United States 2004 $30,000,000
Wonderful Days South Korea South Korea 2003 $30,000,000
Arn: The Knight Templar SwedenDenmarkNorwayFinlandGermany Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany 2007 $30,000,000
Alatriste Spain Spain 2006 $30,000,000
Baarìa Italy Italy 2009 $30,000,000[24]
1911 China China 2011 $30,000,000[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/keyword/Foreign-Language
  2. ^ "Dhoom 3 box office collections soar to over Rs 530 crore, Aamir Khan on cloud 9". The Financial Express. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Kevin Ma (8 February 2014). "Monkey King heads record-breaking New Year". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Ankita Mehta (21 August 2014). "'Kick' Box Office Collection: Salman Starrer Fails to Break 'Chennai Express' Worldwide Total". IBT. 
  5. ^ Kevin Ma (June 17, 2014). "Heavyweights detail New Year projects". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ endhiran the costliest film in India
  7. ^ a b http://www.jpbox-office.com/charts_budget_fr.php?qpage=production&infla=no&variable=2012
  8. ^ 'Ra.One' review
  9. ^ Ra One Premiers in Hong Kong Tonight!
  10. ^ Kevin Ma (23 July 2014). "Pokemon defeats Ghibli at Japan box office". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "John Woo's 'The Crossing' shooting in Taipei". Central News Agency. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.cineuropa.org/it.aspx?t=interview&l=en&did=252484
  13. ^ a b http://www.cbo-boxoffice.com/v3/page000.php3?inc=projets.php&pays=FR
  14. ^ http://www.dhnet.be/people-buzz/show-biz/le-supercondriaque-dany-boon-en-belgique-51b743c8e4b0de6db9776b39
  15. ^ Patrick Frater (February 10, 2014). "Berlin: Chinese Producers Set ‘Kong — The Origin’ Toon". Variety.com. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ Stephen Cremin and Patrick Frater (2013-01-15). "Grandmaster has masterful BO debut". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  17. ^ a b c http://www.jpbox-office.com/charts_budget_fr.php?qpage=production&infla=no&variable=2011
  18. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/charts_budget_fr.php?qpage=production&infla=no&variable=1956
  19. ^ http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/calcul-pouvoir-achat.asp
  20. ^ http://www.worldlistmania.com/top-10-most-expensive-japanese-films/
  21. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/charts_budget_fr.php?qpage=production&infla=no&variable=2013
  22. ^ Kevin Ma (16 February 2014). "3-D fantasy Zhong Kui starts China shoot". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Addy (24 March 2013). ""The Iceman Cometh 3D" Lacks Support from Hong Kong Government". JaineStars. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  24. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (2008-05-12). "Tornatore unveils 'Baaria'". Variety. 
  25. ^ "Jackie Chan's '1911' Added as Second Opening Film for Tokyo Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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