If you prefer to spend a vacation home with the family, be sure to diversify leisure viewing these spectacular blockbusters, each of which cost a fortune.

The Hobbit” (2012): $257.2 million
Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $1.02 billion
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1.05 billion

“Avatar” (2009): $ 261 million
Original estimated budget: $237 million
Worldwide gross: $2.8 billion
Worldwide adjusted gross: $3.1 billion

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006): $263.7 million
Original estimated budget: $225 million
Worldwide gross: $1 billion
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1.2 billion

“Waterworld” (1995): $271.3 million
Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $264.2 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $409.6 million

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009): $275.3 million
Original estimated budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $934.4 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1 billion

“Tangled” (2010): $281.7 million
Original estimated budget: $260 million
Worldwide gross: $590.7 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $641.1 million

“Spider-Man 3” (2007): $293.9 million
Original estimated budget: $258 million
Worldwide gross: $890.9 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1 billion

“Titanic” (1997): $294.3 million
Original estimated budget: $200 million
Worldwide gross: $2.2 billion
Worldwide adjusted gross: $3.2 billion

“Cleopatra” (1963): $339.5 million
Original estimated budget: $44 million
Gross in 1963: $57.8 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $445.8 million

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007): $341.8 million
Original estimated budget: $300 million
Worldwide gross: $963.4 million
Worldwide adjusted gross: $1.1 billion