The 25 Most Expensive Music Videos Ever Made

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1. “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson  (1995)

Directed by Mark Romanek for $7,000,000 ($10,546,626 in 2013)

 

Honorable Mention:

Michael Jackson’s “Captain EO”

Not technically a music video, this 17-minute Francis Ford Coppola directed short film was shown at Disney theme parks in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It only had one network television airing and isn’t available on home video, which is pretty amazing when you consider it cost a whopping $30 million to produce! At $1.76 million a minute, it was the most expensive screen time ever.

[Photo: Epic Records/Columbia/Sire-Warner Brothers/Geffen]