Rings of Power budget

What Is Rings of Power Budget per Episode? Answered

Here's the eye-watering amount of money The Rings of Power cost to produce.

Amazon Prime’s new spin-off is impressing audiences with a superb production value that is of Hollywood film-rivaling quality. That’s led many to wonder what the Rings of Power budget per episode is, and so we’re here to spill the beans.

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What Is Rings of Power Budget per Episode?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the total production costs Amazon paid to create the first season of The Rings of Power was an unbelievably high $715 million. This includes the $250 million Amazon paid to secure the rights from the Tolkien estate.

If we break that down across the eight episodes of which Season 1 is comprised, that equates to a nutty $89.4 million per episode, making The Rings of Power by far and away the most expensive television show ever made.

For comparison, Game of Thrones cost HBO around $100 million per season. Its per-episode price tag began at roughly $6 million in Season 1 and rose to $15 million for the show’s eighth and final season.

House of the Dragon is also said to have cost less than $20 million per episode, making each The Rings of Power episode four times more expensive.

That should give you everything you need to know about what the Rings of Power budget per episode is. For more useful information about the show, search Twinfinite; the site has all sorts of interesting guides reviewing popular questions about the lore of Tolkien’s fantasy world, including the meaning of Mana Ure and the origins of The Stranger.

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Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action