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Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,318,800Details
International Box Office $60,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $86,518,800
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Synopsis

The story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but an encounter with Jesus leads him to the Crucifixion, where he discovers forgiveness and finds redemption.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$95,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: June 30th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
August 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Venezuela)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2432 (Cert #50500), 7/6/2016)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Keywords: Remake, Religious, Adopted Family, Dysfunctional Family, Falsely Accused, Slavery, Revenge, Miscellaneous Racing, Ancient Rome, Bible Epic
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Sean Daniel Company, Lightworkers Media, Timur Bekmambetov
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,544 $128,927 Sep 23, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,557 $231,766 Sep 16, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,411 $571,787 Sep 9, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,723 $2,201,643 Sep 2, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,298 $4,560,825 Aug 26, 2016 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 274 $11,203,815 Aug 19, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,615 $11,203,815 Aug 19, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 710 3,084 Aug 19, 2016 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,510 2.71 Aug 19, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,716 36.9% Aug 19, 2016 1

Cast

   Judah Ben-Hur
   Messala
   Jesus
   Esther
   Naomi
   Ilderim
Sofia Black-D'Elia    Tirzah
Haluk Bilginer    Simonides
Pilou Asbaek    Pontius Pilate
Marwan Kenzari    Druses
Moises Arias    Gestas
Yasen Atour    Jacob
David Walmsley    Marcus Decimus
Julian Kostov    Lucius
Alan Cappelli Goetz    Decurion
Gabriel Farnese    Elijah
Yorgos Karamihos    Sick Oarsman
Dato Bakhtadze    Hortator
Edoardo Purgatori    Angry Slave
Jarreth Merz    Flores
Simone Spinazze    Garrison Captain
Denise Tantucci    Avigail
Alessandro Giuggioli    Judas
Jay Natelle    Gesius

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Keith Clarke
Screenwriter    John Ridley
Based on the novel by    Lew Wallace
Producer    Sean Daniel
Producer    Mark Burnett
Producer    Joni Levin
Producer    Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer    Roma Downey
Executive Producer    Keith Clarke
Executive Producer    John Ridley
Executive Producer    Jason Brown
Director of Photography    Oliver Wood
Production Designer    Naomi Shohan
Costume Designer    Varya Avdyushko
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jim Rygiel

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September 22nd, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby struggled when it opened in theaters here, but it earned first place internationally with $29.00 million on 4,866 screens in 39 markets. It opened in its native U.K. with $10.53 million. This is a record opening in the U.K. for its production company, genre, and for the month of September. It is also more than it made here during its opening weekend, despite the U.K. market being five or six times smaller than the domestic market. The film also earned first place in Australia with $2.76 million on 483 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.68 million. This is also much better than its debut here, albeit not by as large a margin. The film cost $35 million to make and it has already made more than that worldwide. If it has legs, it will top $100 million internationally, which will be enough to cover its production budget, while it should ensure profitability, eventually. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Don’t Breathe Made the Box Office Gasp with $26.41 million

August 29th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe topped the weekend box office chart earning $26.41 million. This was double its nearest competitor, Suicide Squad, and more than three times the other new release, Mechanic: Resurrection. The overall box office fell 12% from last weekend to $117 million. This is 33% higher than this weekend last year, which is really impressive for a year-over-year comparison. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 has grown to $480 million or 6.5% at $7.81 billion to $7.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Newcomers Can’t Dislodge Suicide Squad

August 21st, 2016

Suicide Squad

Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Dogs Go to War with $1.9 million Preemptive Strike - Updated with Ben-Hur Numbers

August 19th, 2016

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War Dogs got off to a surprisingly strong start with $1.9 million during its midnight previews last night. This is about 20% more than Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates made a few weeks ago. The two films are great comparisons, but we don’t have a lot of other films to work with. This is good news for the film and makes it likely that it will beat predictions by a small margin. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dog Days of Summer are Here

August 18th, 2016

War Dogs

Summer is over, at least as far as the box office is concerned. There are three films opening wide and another expanding wide-ish, but none of them are expected to crack $20 million over the weekend. War Dogs should come the closest, but even then, it is only aiming at the midteens. Kubo and the Two Strings is the best of the new releases, but recent history isn’t kind to stop-motion animated films. The final wide release of the week is Ben-Hur. This film cost nearly $100 million to make and it is expected to bomb spectacularly. Hell or High Water is expected to expand semi-wide, perhaps wide enough to score a spot in the top ten. Suicide Squad will likely win the box office race, but this has less to do with the film’s strength and more to do with the weak competition. Speaking of weak competition, this weekend last year, Straight Outta Compton earned more than all three wide releases combined. 2016 won’t be able to match it at the top of the chart, but there’s much better depth this year than last year, so 2016 should win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 6 $11,203,815   3,084 $3,633   $11,203,815 3
2016/08/26 10 $4,560,825 -59% 3,084 $1,479   $19,583,702 10
2016/09/02 15 $2,201,643 -52% 2,167 $1,016   $23,709,782 17
2016/09/09 21 $571,787 -74% 974 $587   $25,573,081 24
2016/09/16 28 $231,766 -59% 438 $529   $26,041,585 31
2016/09/23 34 $128,927 -44% 240 $537   $26,274,090 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 4 $4,134,322   3,084 $1,341   $4,134,322 1
2016/08/20 6 $4,125,089 n/c 3,084 $1,338   $8,259,411 2
2016/08/21 6 $2,944,404 -29% 3,084 $955   $11,203,815 3
2016/08/22 6 $937,817 -68% 3,084 $304   $12,141,632 4
2016/08/23 6 $1,356,831 +45% 3,084 $440   $13,498,463 5
2016/08/24 7 $780,191 -42% 3,084 $253   $14,278,654 6
2016/08/25 7 $744,223 -5% 3,084 $241   $15,022,877 7
2016/08/26 10 $1,312,613 +76% 3,084 $426   $16,335,490 8
2016/08/27 10 $1,948,152 +48% 3,084 $632   $18,283,642 9
2016/08/28 10 $1,300,060 -33% 3,084 $422   $19,583,702 10
2016/08/29 10 $432,223 -67% 3,084 $140   $20,015,925 11
2016/08/30 9 $670,656 +55% 3,084 $217   $20,686,581 12
2016/08/31 11 $404,709 -40% 3,084 $131   $21,091,290 13
2016/09/01 11 $416,849 +3% 3,084 $135   $21,508,139 14
2016/09/02 - $568,285 +36% 2,167 $262   $22,076,424 15
2016/09/03 - $810,158 +43% 2,167 $374   $22,886,582 16
2016/09/04 - $823,200 +2% 2,167 $380   $23,709,782 17
2016/09/05 - $743,601 -10% 2,167 $343   $24,453,383 18
2016/09/06 15 $234,220 -69% 2,167 $108   $24,687,603 19
2016/09/07 - $158,104 -32% 2,167 $73   $24,845,707 20
2016/09/08 14 $155,587 -2% 2,167 $72   $25,001,294 21
2016/09/09 - $161,031 +3% 974 $165   $25,162,325 22
2016/09/10 - $254,159 +58% 974 $261   $25,416,484 23
2016/09/11 - $156,597 -38% 974 $161   $25,573,081 24
2016/09/12 - $53,946 -66% 974 $55   $25,627,027 25
2016/09/13 - $76,083 +41% 974 $78   $25,703,110 26
2016/09/14 - $55,871 -27% 974 $57   $25,758,981 27
2016/09/15 - $50,838 -9% 974 $52   $25,809,819 28
2016/09/16 - $66,489 +31% 438 $152   $25,876,308 29
2016/09/17 - $99,134 +49% 438 $226   $25,975,442 30
2016/09/18 - $66,143 -33% 438 $151   $26,041,585 31
2016/09/19 - $24,789 -63% 438 $57   $26,066,374 32
2016/09/20 - $31,204 +26% 438 $71   $26,097,578 33
2016/09/21 - $24,472 -22% 438 $56   $26,122,050 34
2016/09/22 - $23,113 -6% 438 $53   $26,145,163 35
2016/09/23 - $39,225 +70% 240 $163   $26,184,388 36
2016/09/24 - $53,558 +37% 240 $223   $26,237,946 37
2016/09/25 - $36,144 -33% 240 $151   $26,274,090 38
2016/09/26 - $12,452 -66% 240 $52   $26,286,542 39
2016/09/27 - $18,279 +47% 240 $76   $26,304,821 40
2016/09/28 - $13,979 -24% 240 $58   $26,318,800 41

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/19 6 $15,022,877   3,084 $4,871   $15,022,877 7
2016/08/26 10 $6,485,262 -57% 3,084 $2,103   $21,508,139 14
2016/09/02 15 $3,493,155 -46% 2,167 $1,612   $25,001,294 21
2016/09/09 20 $808,525 -77% 974 $830   $25,809,819 28
2016/09/16 27 $335,344 -59% 438 $766   $26,145,163 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/26/2016 $734,086 316 316 887 $1,743,932 9/29/2016
Brazil 8/19/2016 $2,500,000 0 0 0 $4,400,000 8/29/2016
Bulgaria 8/19/2016 $80,907 0 0 0 $341,974 9/29/2016
Czech Republic 8/26/2016 $33,761 86 86 167 $82,474 9/15/2016
Lithuania 8/26/2016 $13,166 145 145 271 $44,107 9/21/2016
Mexico 8/19/2016 $2,676,226 0 0 0 $5,968,035 9/6/2016
Netherlands 8/25/2016 $286,990 120 121 469 $1,145,725 9/28/2016
New Zealand 8/26/2016 $107,410 80 80 217 $267,853 9/12/2016
Portugal 9/2/2016 $184,932 69 70 224 $492,946 9/30/2016
Russia (CIS) 9/9/2016 $2,174,877 1231 1231 3130 $4,238,806 9/29/2016
Slovakia 8/26/2016 $25,704 64 64 109 $56,894 9/15/2016
South Korea 6/30/2016 $0 0 717 1543 $9,619,460 9/29/2016
Spain 9/2/2016 $1,122,586 410 410 1289 $3,002,385 9/30/2016
Turkey 9/9/2016 $217,432 306 306 901 $979,308 9/29/2016
United Kingdom 9/9/2016 $1,389,102 509 509 956 $2,346,815 9/21/2016
Venezuela 8/19/2016 $817,000 0 0 0 $817,000 8/22/2016
 
Rest of World $24,652,286
 
International Total$60,200,000 9/30/2016

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