Originally Posted by KangConquers
The official trading card series + Variety listed $300 M. It was leaked mid shoot that the film cost "At least $260 M."
A lot of budgets are fudged to placate shareholders. Watch Iron Man 2 and then watch Avengers, and tell me that Avengers only has a $20 M budget increase. The presence of The Hulk alone would add another $20 M.
Well the budget during shooting and after the books are closed can look very different. There are a lot of rebates and stuff that happen after the fact that bring down the budget.
Mojo reports it as 220 and their numbers are usually very accurate.
And I would say that frankly Avengers doesn't look like a particularly expensive film. I love it, but there are only two major CGI components - the hell carrier and stuff taking place around it and in it and the battle for New York.
The CGI in that movie is not as copious. What we see in that movie is seen even in Transformers movies. I think the majority of the budget must have gone is negotiating with the all star cast.
MOS at 225, looks like a much much much more expensive film than Avengers.