Guinness has adjudged the Most Expensive Movie Ever Made to be the 2005 King Kong — at $207 million, compared to $200 million each for Titanic (1997) and Spider-Man 2.
Highest salary ever paid to a film director prior to production: The $20 million Peter Jackson earned for megging The Lord of the Rings.
Most Oscars for a movie: Ben-Hur won 11 in 1959, and its record was matched by Titanic in 1997. More recently, it became a three-way tie when The Return of the of the King won all 11 of its nominations. [More]