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 films with budgets exceeding US$30 million are listed here. Where the source gives the budget in the native currency, conversion is carried out using the exchange rates for the year of release as given by The World Factbook. In the absence of the exact year the closest year is used instead.[1]

List of most expensive non-English-language films
Rank Title Country Language Year Production costs (est.)
1 Randamoozham India Malayalam, Hindi, English 2020 $155,000,000[2]
2 Asterix at the Olympic Games France French 2008 $113,500,000[3]
3 Asura China Mandarin 2018 $100,000,000[4]
4 The Flowers of War China Mandarin, English, Japanese 2011 $94,000,000[5]
5 Red Cliff China Mandarin 2008 $80,000,000[5]
6 Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia France French 2012 $77,600,000[3]
7 D-War II: Mysteries of the Dragon South Korea, United States English, Korean 2007 $77,000,000[6]
8 2.0 India Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 2018 $66,000,000[7]
9 Dragon Blade China Mandarin, English, Latin, Turkic 2015 $65,000,000[8]
The Bombing China Mandarin, English 2016 $65,000,000[9]
11 Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 China Mandarin 2017 $64,000,000[10]
12 The Mermaid China Mandarin 2016 $60,720,000[11]
13 Mesrine France French, Spanish, English 2008 $60,000,000[12]
The Monkey King China, Hong Kong Mandarin, Cantonese 2014 $60,000,000[5]
The Monkey King 2 Hong Kong, China Mandarin 2016 $60,000,000[13]
16 Che United States, France, Spain Spanish, English 2008 $58,000,000[14]
17 A Very Long Engagement France French 2004 $56,600,000[15]
18 Monster Hunt China Mandarin 2015 $56,000,000[16]
19 Sur la piste du Marsupilami France French 2012 $50,800,000[17]
20 Railroad Tigers China Mandarin 2016 $50,000,000[18]
21 The Tale of Princess Kaguya Japan Japanese 2011 $49,300,000[19]
22 Gone with the Bullets China Mandarin 2014 $48,800,000[20]
23 The Crossing China Mandarin, Japanese 2014 $48,600,000[21]
24 Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar France French 1999 $48,000,000
25 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra France French 2002 $47,000,000
26 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse France French 2004 $46,430,000
27 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec France French 2010 $46,000,000
28 Pinocchio Italy Italian 2002 $45,000,000[22]
Curse of the Golden Flower China Mandarin 2006 $45,000,000[5]
Gantz & Gantz: Perfect Answer Japan Japanese 2011 $45,000,000
Gladiators of Rome Italy Italian 2012 $45,000,000[23]
Beauty and the Beast France French 2014 $45,000,000[24]
33 Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father France, Belgium, Italy French 2014 $44,000,000[25]
34 Asterix: The Land of the Gods France French 2014 $43,000,000[25]
35 Les Dalton France French, English 2004 $42,000,000
36 Bounty Hunters Hong Kong, China, South Korea Mandarin, Korean 2016 $41,500,000[26]
37 The Promise China Mandarin 2005 $40,000,000[5]
Apocalypto United States Mayan 2006 $40,000,000
Nomad United States, France, Russia, Kazakhstan Russian, Kazakh 2007 $40,000,000
The Warlords China Hong Kong Mandarin 2007 $40,000,000[5]
Muhammad: The Messenger of God Iran Persian, Arabic, English 2015 $40,000,000
Kong - The Origin China, South Korea TBA TBA $40,000,000[27]
League of Gods China Mandarin, Cantonese 2016 $40,000,000[28]
44 The Grandmaster China, Hong Kong Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese 2007 $38,600,000[29]
45 Treasured Island France French 2007 $38,500,000
46 The Tiger Brigades France French 2006 $38,000,000
Wolf Totem China, France Mandarin, Mongolian 2015 $38,000,000[30]
48 Empire of the Wolves France French 2005 $37,120,000
Le deuxième souffle France French 2007 $37,120,000
50 Baahubali: The Conclusion India Telugu, Tamil 2017 $37,000,000[31]
Mojin: The Lost Legend China Mandarin 2015 $37,000,000[32]
52 The Inhabited Island Russia Russian 2008 $36,600,000
53 Ip Man 3 Hong Kong Cantonese 2015 $36,000,000[33]
A Monster in Paris France French, English 2011 $36,000,000[34]
55 Arsène Lupin France, Italy, Spain French 2004 $35,600,000
Supercondriaque France French 2014 $35,600,000[35]
57 Paris 36 France French 2008 $35,560,000
58 Michel Vaillant France French 2003 $35,400,000
59 The Barber of Siberia Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic Russian, English 1998 $35,000,000
The Legend of Zu Hong Kong Mandarin, Cantonese 2001 $35,000,000[5]
Hero China Mandarin 2002 $35,000,000[5]
The Tiger and the Snow Italy Italian, English, Arabic 2005 $35,000,000
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate China, Hong Kong Mandarin 2011 $35,000,000
Stand by Me Doraemon Japan Japanese 2014 $35,000,000[36]
65 The Stone Council (fr) France French 2006 $34,000,000
Nothing to Declare France French 2011 $34,000,000[34]
Ponyo Japan Japanese 2011 $34,000,000[37]
68 Un plan parfait France French 2012 $33,650,000
69 Fanfan La Tulipe France French 2003 $33,600,000
70 Jappeloup France French 2013 $33,300,000[38]
71 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal China Mandarin 2015 $33,000,000[39]
72 La Vérité si je mens ! 3 (fr) France French 2012 $32,900,000[40]
73 The Three-Body Problem China Mandarin, English 2017 $32,300,000[41]
74 Iceman Hong Kong, China Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, English, Japanese 2014 $32,200,000[42]
75 D-War South Korea English, Korean 2007 $32,000,000
Lady of the Dynasty China Mandarin 2015 $32,000,000[43]
Call of Heroes Hong Kong, China Mandarin 2016 $32,000,000[44]
78 Bon Voyage France French 2003 $31,000,000
Sky Fighters France French 2005 $31,000,000
Largo Winch 2 France French 2011 $31,000,000[34]
81 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Japan Japanese 1999 $30,000,000[45]
Wonderful Days South Korea Korean, English 2003 $30,000,000
The Passion of the Christ United States Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew 2004 $30,000,000
Alatriste Spain Spanish, Dutch 2006 $30,000,000
Arn: The Knight Templar Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany Swedish, English, Latin, Arabic, French 2007 $30,000,000
Baarìa Italy Sicilian, Italian 2009 $30,000,000[46]
1911 China Mandarin, English 2011 $30,000,000[47]
Space Pirate Captain Harlock Japan Japanese 2013 $30,000,000[48]
The Wind Rises Japan Japanese, French, German, Italian 2013 $30,000,000[49]
Stalingrad Russia Russian, German 2013 $30,000,000[50]
Hollywood Adventures China Mandarin, English 2015 $30,000,000[51]

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