The highest budget movie is the most expensive movie ever made. The first movie to break this record was Titanic, which was released in 1997 and cost about $200 million to make.

Since then, movies have become more and more expensive to produce, with some costing over $500 million.

The highest budget movie of all time is Avatar, which cost $237 million to make and took almost five years to complete. It was released in 2009, and since then has earned $2.7 billion worldwide.


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What is the Most Expensive Movie Ever Made?

The most expensive movie ever made is the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which was budgeted at $300 million. The film was released in 2003 and grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it one of the best-selling movies of all time.

The second most expensive movie ever made was Avatar, which cost $237 million to make. It grossed over $2 billion worldwide and won three Academy Awards.

The third most expensive movie ever made is Titanic, which cost $200 million to make and earned over $2 billion worldwide. It won 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron.

The fourth most expensive movie ever made is The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, which also cost over $200 million to make but earned over $1 billion worldwide.



The second highest budgeted film is The Dark Knight Rises, which cost $180 million to make. It was released in 2012, but has been number one on IMDB’s list of most viewed movies since its release!

Other popular high-budget films include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($250 million), The Avengers ($318 million) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith ($220 million).


25. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 When a film series is so popular as to require a prequel, you know there’s something special about it. The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has been around for over a decade now.

It began with the third installment of the film series, which was released in 2003, and has since had five more sequels. The most recent one was released in 2017, and it was so successful that it earned a whopping $1 billion at the box office.

The story follows Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), who is looking for the Fountain Of Youth, which he believes can reverse his aging process and make him immortal. When he finds out that there’s an all-powerful being out there called Davy Jones who keeps eternal youth within his body, he sets off on an adventure to find him and get rid of him once and for all.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) from a script written by Jeff Nathanson (who also wrote the first two films). The movie was nominated for five Oscars including Best Animated Feature Film, Best Sound Editing

24. Captain America: Civil War

 Joe Russo is a visual effects supervisor and is one of the directors of Captain America: Civil War.

Joe Russo was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Film Production. Joe began his career as an editor on the television show Law & Order before moving into directing music videos for artists like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Jay-Z.

In 2010, Joe joined forces with Anthony Russo to create their own production company called AGBO Films where they have directed several short films, commercials and television pilots.

In 2011 they created their first feature film together titled The Puffy Chair which won Best Picture at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2011.

In 2012 they created their next feature film titled Welcome to Collinwood which they both served as directors and writers for this time around. In 2013 they both served as producers on The Visit which was also written by Joe Russo.

In 2014 they directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier which was another hit for Marvel Studios grossing over $259 million worldwide at the box office

23. The Dark Knight Rises

 The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan is a film that has been anticipated for many years. The story line is one of the best in film history, and it is a continuation of the Batman story that started with the first film in 2005.

The second installment in this trilogy began where the first left off, with Batman tracking down Harvey Dent and Tom Gordon who were both being hunted by Bane (Tom Hardy) and his henchmen. But when Batman arrives at their hideout he finds them dead, and he soon learns that Bane has taken control of Gotham City with an army of thugs at his command.

In order to stop this new tyranny, Batman must gather all of his allies together once again including Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart), Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) and Bane himself. This motley crew will need all their resources if they are going to defeat Bane and save Gotham City from total destruction.

22. Avatar

 Avatar James Cameron is a science fiction film directed by James Cameron. Avatar is the highest grossing film ever in the US and has earned more than any other film worldwide, except for Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.

Avatar was released on December 18, 2009 in Australia, December 20, 2009 in Japan, and December 21, 2009 in the United States. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards (Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Director; Best Original Screenplay) and received nine Academy Award nominations including Best Cinematography.

The film tells the story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic marine who washes ashore on a distant planet where he is recruited by its inhabitants to fight off their own indigenous population. The natives are led by Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) who seeks to mine the mineral unobtanium from which the Na’vi call Unobtanium.

His plan requires him to destroy all evidence of human habitation on Pandora’s moon through which humans must pass through if they wish to reach their goal of colonizing this mineral-rich paradise moon.

The Na’vi see humans as an invading force that must be stopped at all costs as well as ”

21. Spectre

 Spectre is the 24th James Bond film, and the twenty-fourth in the Eon Productions series to be directed by Sam Mendes. The film stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh and Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny.

It was written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, and features music by David Arnold. It is set to be released on 6 November 2015 in the UK and on 11 November 2015 in the US by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures respectively.

Spectre is a continuation of Ian Fleming’s series of spy novels and short stories which began with Casino Royale (1953) and concludes with You Only Live Twice (1967). The story follows Bond’s investigations into an international terrorist organization named Spectre, who are seeking to kill him to stop his work for M15.

This organisation has been formed from retired agents from MI6’s Special Operations Division (SOS), who refuse to give up their licence to kill after being rejected for active employment in MI6. Both Bond

20. No Time To Die

 The director of Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming film adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is back with a new film called No Time To Die. It’s based on a true story about a man who survived the Titanic disaster by hiding in the lifeboat alongside his two sons.

Mendes says that while he hopes audiences will see No Time To Die as an adventure story, he is going to make sure audiences know it’s not a typical adventure movie.

“It’s not really an adventure,” Mendes said in an interview with EW. “It’s about these three men who survive a disaster and have to figure out what their life is going to be from now on.”

The film stars Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and James Corden. In addition to writing, directing and producing No Time To Die, Mendes is also executive producing the project along with his regular collaborators Roger Hewitt-Scott and Simon Cornwell.

19. The Fate Of The Furious

 The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the main Furious series, has been directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson. The film is set to be released on April 19th 2020.

The Fate of the Furious is an American action film franchise based on the Fast & Furious film series. The first installment was released in 2001, with nine sequels following over the next decade. Starting with Fast & Furious 6 in 2013, Universal Pictures has released all but one film in 3D or IMAX (Fast & Furious 7).

The eighth installment in the franchise was announced at CinemaCon on April 12th 2019 by Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley. It will be written by Chris Morgan and directed by F Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious: Massive Encounter).

The seventh installment saw Vin Diesel return as Dominic Toretto alongside Ludacris as Tej Parker (Letty), Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce (Tyrese), Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto (Jordana), Djimon Hounsou as Mr

18. Furious 7

 Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan, who also directed Saw and Insidious. It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and the first installment in the series not to be released by Universal Pictures. It was produced by Neal H.


Moritz, Mike Leone and Vin Diesel with music composed by Brian Tyler. Furious 7 had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre on April 3, 2015, and was released in theaters on April 3, 2015, in conventional 2D and IMAX 3D formats. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its action scenes and humor but criticized its story and characters.

Furious 7 is an American action film directed by James Wan. The film stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto with Paul Walker reprising his role from previous installments of the series. Episodes VII through IX will be made into a trilogy by Universal Pictures with Fast & Furious 8 set to release on December 19, 2017.

17. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

 Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince is a 2007 British-American fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sixth novel in the Harry Potter series and follows Harry’s quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s newly resurrected corpse, which he finds on the night of his seventeenth birthday.

The film was produced by David Heyman, and stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger and Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. The supporting cast includes Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle Sr.,

Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, Brendan Gleeson as Alastor Moody, Robbie Coltrane as Horace Slughorn, Timothy Spall as Barty Crouch Snr., Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy and Richard Harris as Dumbledore.

16. Beauty And The Beast

The director of the film is Bill Condon. He is a well-known director in Hollywood and has directed many successful movies such as “Gods And Monsters”, “Dreamgirls” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.

Condon was born in 1955 in New York City. He has studied at Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama, where he received his Master’s degree. Afterwards, he worked as a stage manager and assistant director at various theaters around New York.

In 1982, he joined the crew of the Broadway musical “The Phantom Of The Opera”. At first, he worked on this project as an assistant director, but later moved to stage management.

After working for several years as an assistant director, Condon decided to start his own production company called Renaissance Films. In 1986, he produced his first movie called “Beauty And The Beast”, which was released a year later under the title “Beauty And The Beast”. This movie won several awards including two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Original Song for “Belle” by Alan Menken and

15. Spider-Man 3

 Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 (SPOILERS) is a great movie. It has some problems, but overall it’s a fun, exciting movie that brings Spider-Man to the big screen in a way that gives him a sense of scope and scale that he hasn’t had before.

The movie opens with Peter Parker’s Aunt May dying from cancer and Peter dealing with the loss of his one true family member. This sets up what is basically an origin story for Peter Parker, who will become Spider-Man after getting bitten by a radioactive spider on a field trip to Oscorp Laboratories.

The rest of the film follows Peter dealing with the loss of his parents in a car accident and trying to understand why he was bitten by the spider and what his powers are.

The first half of the film is really good, even if it doesn’t quite live up to expectations built up from previous films or from reading about how good it was going to be. There are some truly amazing scenes here, including one involving Harry Osborn (James Franco) and another where Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) confronts Peter about being Spider-Man (you’ll know this when you see it).

There are other highlights as well: My favorite scene

14. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 Sam Raimi’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a perfect combination of the new and old. The movie is pure fun, but it also has a serious undertone that reminds us why we love this franchise so much.

The Force Awakens is the first in a trilogy of films planned by George Lucas and Disney to take place after Return of the Jedi, which was set in 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

It follows Rey (Daisy Ridley), a scavenger on Jakku who finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and learns that he has been there for 30 years. She then joins forces with him to destroy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.

Rey’s storyline is not just about her main objective; she also has to find out what happened to her parents who were killed by Kylo Ren’s father Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).

It takes a while before she realizes that Luke is her father, which makes sense because they have never met before. Her backstory gives us some insight into why she is such an amazing fighter when it comes to using the Force, despite being an outsider at times.

The rest of the cast includes Harrison Ford as Han Solo

13. The Lion King (2019)

 The Lion King is a 2019 American epic biblical adventure film based on the 1994 Disney animated feature film of the same name. Directed by Jon Favreau, with a screenplay by Justin Halls, it was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and John Oliver as Zazu.

The film tells the story of Simba (Glover), a young lion who is destined to grow up and take his place in the Pride Lands after he’s discovered (by Timon & Pumbaa) in an abandoned, run-down state. However, he must first overcome Mufasa’s brother, Scar (Ejiofor), who wants to take over the Pride Lands. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer and includes songs from various Disney films, including “Circle of Life” from The Lion King and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King musical.

The film had its world premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 13, 2019 before its wide release on June 21

12. Tangled

Nathan Greno is a retired American professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he was the second longest-reigning Cruiserweight Champion in history and had the longest single reign as United States Champion, at 541 days.

Greno was signed to WWE in 2000 as a wrestler but transitioned into a manager and commentator under the shortened name of Nathan “Turtleman” Tyme. He was portrayed by actor Matthew Shellenback.

In WWE, Greno formed a tag team with Gregory Helms called “The Real Americans”. The team won the WWE Tag Team Championship on three occasions (2001, 2002, 2003).

Greno then began wrestling as Nathan “Turtleman” Tyme and later developed a feud with his former partner Helms which culminated in Helms losing to Greno on December 18, 2003 episode of Raw is War. Greno left WWE on October 7, 2004 due to personal reasons.

11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o. The film’s story focuses on Luke Skywalker as he travels to Ahch-To to meet Rey and become reacquainted with his past.

The film continues the story of Rey (Fisher), the last surviving Jedi Master who has been missing for over thirty years. She begins her search for Luke while battling an evil First Order General who wants to capture her and learn her secret.

The film also features Luke training Rey alongside his own students; Kylo Ren (Driver) and Poe Dameron (Ridley), who seek to protect her from Snoke’s forces.

10. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Zack Snyder is a 2016 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. It is intended to be the first installment in The DC Extended Universe, and a sequel to Man of Steel (2013).

Directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Chris Terrio, with additional screenplay material by Jesse Eisenberg, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.

It stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter in an unspecified role, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

9. John Carter

 John Carter Andrew Stanton (born August 4, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Picture (for Finding Nemo and Wall-E), along with a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for True Grit.

Stanton was born in New York City and raised in New Milford, Connecticut. He attended Wesleyan University, where he studied English and theater arts before dropping out to work as a production assistant on The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He later graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Film/TV Production.

He began his career writing scripts for films such as Big Fish (2003), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) and Beowulf (2007). His first solo screenplay was for the 2009 film WALL-E, which he also directed. He also wrote lyrics for Pixar’s song “Just Keep Walking”.

In 2010, Stanton wrote the script for True Grit which was based on the novel by Charles Portis and starred Jeff Bridges as 28 year old Marshal Rooster Cogburn

8. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The first movie of the new trilogy is the best of the whole saga. It’s a return to form for George Lucas’ original series, with nods to every film that came before it. At the same time, it’s a reinvention of those films in ways that make for a fresh viewing experience for long-time fans and newcomers alike.

The story begins with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) escaping from an Imperial base on Jakku. They crash land on an unknown planet with little more than their wits and a lightsaber as protection against a hostile planet full of aliens they’ve never seen before.

Rey sets out on her own to find help while Finn tries to figure out how he ended up there and what happened to his droid friend BB-8 (who disappeared at the end of The Force Awakens).

As expected from Abrams, the film is filled with plenty of references to other Star Wars films. But it also has its own unique story that takes place in this new galaxy far far away that feels like it belongs there among all these other stories we’ve seen before now but don’t necessarily have anything else like them anywhere else in our lives right now.

7. Solo: A Star Wars Story

 As the most-anticipated movie of the year, Solo: A Star Wars Story is in a unique position to be both a financial and critical success. It’s not just any old Star Wars movie — it’s one that the franchise sorely needs.

But while we’ll have to wait until May 25 to see how Han Solo fares against his old buddy Chewbacca (and whether or not they’re still friends), we’ve been given a look at what things are like behind the scenes as Ron Howard and Lucasfilm prep for production.

As you can see in this photo, there’s plenty of work being done on set:

While we don’t know too much about what exactly these various props might be used for, it does look like Howard has his hands full with all these different sets. At least he’ll have some help from Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who play the younger versions of Harrison Ford’s iconic character and Lando Calrissian respectively:

The film will also feature Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca — but you can see them below along with some other members of the cast (above).

6. Justice League

The DC Extended Universe is in a tough spot. It’s not doing very well at the box office, and most critics are lukewarm about the films. But it hasn’t been for lack of effort on Warner Bros.’ part.

The studio has been working on a new slate of DC Comics characters for more than five years now, and they’ve been trying to figure out what they should do with them.

Of course, they’re not going to keep spending millions of dollars on these movies if they’re not producing something that works on some level. Fortunately, Justice League is the closest thing we’ve seen so far to a complete success story for the DCEU and it’s also the only one so far that actually looks like it came from Zack Snyder.

It’s not surprising that Justice League would be Snyder’s last film before his tragic death at age 49, but it still feels like an appropriate farewell to him as he was closing out his career with this one last shot at making something great before he passed away from complications related to cancer treatment in March 2017.

5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End is a great movie. It is the fourth film in this series, and it follows the story of how Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) saves his love interest from a deadly curse.

This curse has been cast by the evil Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), who has taken over Jones’ body.

Jack Sparrow must stop Davy Jones from finding the Fountain Of Youth, which would allow him to remain alive forever and rule the sea. This task seems impossible until our hero finds out that he too is immortal.

So he sets out on an adventure to find this amazing treasure before Davy can get there first.

The movie is filled with all kinds of amazing creatures, including mermaids, manatees and even sharks. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End was released in theaters on May 20th, 2007 and received positive reviews from critics.

It was nominated for several awards including Best Supporting Actor for Bill Nighy and Best Makeup for Casey Alexander & Paul Hoen (yes they did it all themselves!). In addition, this film won

4. Avengers: Infinity War

 Anthony Russo is a writer, director and producer of television. He is best known for his work on the NBC comedy Community and for directing and producing the superhero film Avengers: Infinity War.

Russo was born in New York City in 1978. His father worked as an electrical engineer, while his mother worked in finance. He has one sister, Katie Russo, who works as a casting assistant at Marvel Studios.[1]

Russo attended Yale University where he studied English literature and political science. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.[2]

Russo began working as an intern in the year 2000 and later became a writer on The Sarah Silverman Program (2002) before joining the writing staff of The Office (2004–2005). He also worked on Outsourced (2003–2004) and LateLine (2005).[3][4]

Russo directed his first feature film, Flynns: A Christmas Story, which was released direct-to-DVD in 2010.[5][6] In 2012, Russo directed The Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon.[7]

In 2013, Russo co-wrote Marvel’s

3. Avengers: Endgame

 Avengers: Endgame Anthony Russo was born on April 9, 1986 in Pasadena, California. He is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Russo has directed all of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. He also directed Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which set numerous records at the time of its release as the highest-grossing opening weekend for an April release.

Russo attended college at Harvard University and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in film production. After graduating from NYU, he began his career working as an assistant editor on films such as The Artist (2011) and Hugo (2011).

In 2014, Russo was hired by Marvel Studios to edit Captain America: The Winter Soldier after Edgar Wright left the project due to creative differences with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige over how it should be made.[1] After regaining editorial control over The Avengers sequel during principal photography, he was promoted to co-director along with Joe Russo.[2][3]

2. Avengers: Age Of Ultron

 Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon is a smart and entertaining movie. The action sequences are well choreographed and the visual effects are seamless, but the movie is held together by strong characters and dialogue.

The film begins with a very strong opening sequence that sets up the story and introduces us to several new characters. The action scenes are well done and tied into the story, but they still don’t feel like much more than extended fight scenes.

The film has an interesting villain (Ultron, who turns out to be an artificial intelligence), but his motivation isn’t as clear as it could have been. There’s a lot of talk about how Ultron was created by Tony Stark as a means to protect humanity from threats like Thanos (or something like that), but there’s little explanation of why exactly he would choose to become evil instead of just protecting humanity from threats like Thanos or something else entirely.

There are some good interactions between different characters in this film, especially Bruce Banner/Hulk and Thor/Loki who have excellent chemistry together. They’re both introduced in this film as enemies but become friends later on which works really well for me since I like seeing these two interact

1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

 Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the fifth installment in the Pirates franchise and continues the story of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). The film also stars Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz and Kevin McNally.

The film takes place in 1715 as these four individuals are forced against their will to sail together on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. They also must evade capture by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) who wants to use the Fountain of Youth for his own purposes.

The film was written by Stuart Zagnatowski and Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio. It was directed by Rob Marshall who also directed London Boulevard, Chicago and Nine.

Most Expensive Movie Ever – Wrapping Up

The most expensive movie ever made is the James Cameron directed, Avatar. It took him four years and $280 million to make this epic film.

The film was released in theaters on November 18th, 2009. The story revolves around a human who is the last of his species and has lived for hundreds of years in an underwater colony with other humans.

When he discovers a new world above water, he must decide whether to leave his home or stay with his people.

Cameron wrote the screenplay for Avatar in 1995, but did not have enough money to produce it at first.

He wrote several drafts and recruited writers from Pixar to work on this project with him. The budget for Avatar eventually rose from $150 million to $280 million before being shot using state-of-the-art 3D technology.


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