This week's "The Lone Ranger" carries with it a hefty production budget of $250 million. That's more money than Alex Rodriguez makes from the Yankees in three weeks! But sadly, a large budget doesn't always guarantee a massive box office windfall — just ask "John Carter" after he stops crying. There's always a risk in committing nine figures to a movie.
Here are the top 20 biggest-budgeted movies of all time and how they performed at the box office, both adjusted for inflation because, you know, money inflates sometimes.
Click on the image below for an inflated version.