By Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer

Movies are expensive — especially movies in which people fly or cities are destroyed or Johnny Depp is a pirate.

"Avengers: Infinity War," in theaters this week, is actually the second-most-expensive movie ever made, coming in at an eye-popping $300 million. And that's just its production budget (marketing adds another $150 million to the price tag).

With $$$ on our minds mind, we looked into the other biggest and budget-est movies of the modern era. These are the most expensive movies ever made, followed by some of the most expensive movie series ever made back-to-back. 

Note: Numbers are unadjusted for inflation.

Note 2: A lot of movies are ties.  

Sources: The Numbers, Box Office Mojo

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