Budgets over $200 million are usually reserved for the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer and James Cameron. That kind of budget buys a lot of explosions, car chases, 3-D effects and big-time stars.

Well, $217 million is what HBO spent to produce it's Emmy nominated World War II miniseries 'The Pacific.' They spent an additional $10 million on an aggressive marketing campaign, according to a story in today's Hollywood Reporter Emmy issue.

Where did all that money go? Sure, it's a war narrative, which means lots of explosions and special effects, but $217 million seems steep for something created for the small screen, especially for a film that used no big name actors and actresses.

THR breaks down some of the expenditures.