10. King Kong (2005)
Director: Peter Jackson
Budget: $250 million
Peter Jackson, known for the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings movies, is no stranger to film productions with a massive budget. He is an excellent storyteller and can easily keep audiences glued to the seats for more than three hours. But at the time Universal Pictures was worried because of the fact that the budget for King Kong somehow blew through 150 million USD and ending up costing 250 million USD.
Fortunately, Peter Jackson gave the studio a financially successful movie that went on to become the 4th highest grossing movie for Universal Pictures. The movie collected around 550 million USD.