Television shows and movies love large-scale destruction. The Golden Gate Bridge, for instance, has been terrorized by blockbuster films ten times this millennium. New York City has been the site of huge battles in numerous superhero movies. Sometimes the entire planet is at risk in movies like Armageddon and Independence Day.
Just as often, though, television shows and movies capture disasters in a more familiar place: the home. Sometimes these are everyday outbursts of anger, like Richard kicking through a door in his Palo Alto home on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Other slightly less common occurrences include a mansion becoming a jungle teeming with rhinoceroses in the classic film Jumanji.
But how much would all this damage really cost? And would insurance help foot the bill?
After doing some research, we figured out that more of these memorable debacles would be covered by homeowners insurance than you’d imagine.
Below, we’ve collected ten of the most iconic pop culture home disasters, figured out how much they would cost to repair and determined if homeowners insurance would cover the costs.
Jump to our infographic to see an overview of all ten pop culture home catastrophes.