Michael Jackson Biopic's $150 Million Budget VS Production Cost Of Top 3 Highest-Grossing Biopics!
Michael Jackson Biopic Budget vs Production Cost Of Top 3 Highest Grossing Biopics Of All Time! (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Michael Jackson was working on a concert film days ahead of his death. It was later released as a documentary and became the highest-grossing concert film of all time. Antoine Fuqua is now releasing a biopic on the king of Pop, which is likely to address the child abuse allegations against him. Its budget has been released, and below is a detailed comparison with the most successful biopics at the box office.

Titled Michael, the biopic will reportedly try to convince you that the late star was innocent. As per Puck News, it will address the abuse allegations made by Jordan Chandler in 1993. It is also to be noted that the film is scheduled to release in 2025, the same year when the civil trial by Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck is scheduled against the late artist. Is it a planned move or a mere coincidence?

Michael is reportedly made on a budget of a whopping $155 million, which reportedly makes it the most expensive biographical film. There are expectations that Michael Jackson will gross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. While only time will tell if that happens, let’s take a look at the highest-grossing biopics at the worldwide box office and their budgets:

American Sniper

Bradley Cooper led the 2014 epic war biographical film based on the memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (2012) by Chris Kyle. The film also starred Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban, and Keir O’Donnell in supporting roles.

As per Box Office Mojo, American Sniper was made on a budget of $58.8 million and went on to garner a staggering $547.65 million at the worldwide box office. It is the third-highest-grossing biopic of all time, with earnings around 831.378% higher than its production cost!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek left us mind-boggled with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The biographical musical drama film released in 2018 was based on the life of the Queen lead singer. Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers were seen in supporting roles.

Bohemian Rhapsody was a major box office blockbuster upon release. Made on a budget of only $52 million, the film went on to gross an earth-shattering sum of $910.8 million at the worldwide box office. This is an increase of about 1651.54% compared to the production cost.


Christopher Nolan left us mesmerized with another never-seen-before creation. The epic biographical thriller Oppenheimer starred Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film, released alongside Margot Robbie’s Barbie, won a lot of hearts and created havoc at the worldwide box office. The star-studded extended cast included Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, and Kenneth Branagh.

Oppenheimer is reportedly made on a budget of $100 million. It grossed $957.72 crores in its lifetime, which is about an 857.72% increase.

Will Michael Jackson biopic turn out to be the highest-grossing biographical film of all time? Only time will tell.

Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. Numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.

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