Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,000,000Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
88% - Certified Fresh
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 1959 (Wide) by MGM
February 2nd, 2012 (Special Engagement) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 13th, 2001 by Warner Home Video
Source:Based on Religious Text
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction


Charlton Heston    Judah ben-Hur
Stephen Boyd    Messala
Jack Hawkins    Quintus Arrius
Hugh Griffith    Sheik Ilderim
Sam Jaffe    Simonides

Production and Technical Credits


Blu-ray Sales: Transformers Soar Past the Moon

October 14th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the new releases and the Blu-ray sales chart in a way few films have managed. It sold 1.42 million units generating $29.66 million from Friday through Sunday. Its opening Blu-ray ratio was 64%, which is a record for a first-run release. It also represented 68% of all Blu-rays sold, which is mind-boggling. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011

It's another incredibly busy week on the home market with over 400 new releases on However, again there were only a few that were worth mentioning with a whole lot of filler. The biggest release of the week is Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, but it doesn't come out till Friday. Looking at some of the other top selling releases and it's clear how weak the selection is. There's a stand-up comedy DVD, a couple catalog titles being released on Blu-ray, Anime, a couple TV on DVD releases, and the first DVD release of Adventure Time. Adventure Time on DVD? Pick of the Week. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/2/20111017,511 17,511$850,859$850,859551
3/4/20121411,285 64,727$524,432$3,045,048573

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