Avengers: Infinity War is set to become the most expensive movie ever made, according to a report from The Atlanta Business Chronicle.

With studio tentpoles becoming bigger and more extravagant, the budgets for Marvel’s Avengers movies are going through the roof. Well back in the days, a movie costing $100 million dollars was considered a big deal. In 1997 when Titanic‘s budget topped $200 million dollars, everyone thought things were maybe getting out-of-hand. Nowadays $200 million is nothing for a big studio movie, However, it might still stun you to know both the third and fourth Avengers film might surpass 1 billion.

Way back in October of 2015, it was reported that Marvel had put aside a whopping $1 billion production budget for the then-titled Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Part II.

Nevertheless, even with a $500 million budget apiece, that shattered the previous record for the most expensive movie ever made – Avatar, which in 2009 cost a reported $425 million. To give some perspective, Marvel’s first Avengers film in 2012 cost a reported $220 million, while Age of Ultron cost $250 million. The next Avengers film by itself will cost more than the first two Avengers movies put together. Marvel movies have come a long way since 2008 when the first Iron Man film cost a “mere” $140 million.

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