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Ben-Hur (1959)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,016 $73,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,859 $73,000,000

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

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
MPAA Rating: G (rating applied for 1969 re-release)
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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

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Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
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DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
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