Spider-Man 3 is rumoured to be the most expensive movie ever made. According to reports, the film - which is based on the popular Marvel comic book series - cost more than $500 million to make. However, the sum has been much disputed with some Hollywood insiders struggling to accept that so much money was spent on it. Spider-Man 3 producer Laura Ziskin told the New York Post newspaper: "I refuse to say the real number because it makes me choke. Spider-Man 3 was a super-expensive movie - the most expensive film we've ever made. But there's no way you can get to $300 million."
A Sony representative claims the film cost $270 million. One movie source is adamant the actual total was higher, with production costs alone reaching $350 million, while New York location shoots cost upwards of $1 million a day. Radar magazine reported the final bill for Spider-Man 3, which stars actress Kirsten Dunst and actor Tobey Maguire, was $500 million. The film - which is released next month - also contains ultra-expensive computer-generated special effects. It isn't unusual for Hollywood blockbusters to cost mega-bucks. Other big budget films include Spider-Man 2 reportedly cost $210 million, King Kong $207 million and Titanic $247 million.