4. Tangled (2010)
Director: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
Budget: $281 million
The production costs of this movie were really high because of the time Disney needed to ‘straighten’ out the film! It took almost 10 years of aborted attempts to bring this CGI movie to life. Each attempt managed to spend a relatively large sum of money before it was scrapped and the process started all over again. A major part of the budget was spent on designing and redesigning versions of the special effects and especially the main character, Rapunzel.
Of course, this fairy-tale movie did manage to be quite profitable as soon as the movie was released around the world.