The Ten Commandments

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $80,000,000Details
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 5th, 1956 (Wide)
Video Release: December 7th, 1992 by Paramount Home Video
December 7th, 1992 by Paramount Home Video, released as Ten Commandments, The
March 21st, 2006 by Paramount Home Video, released as Ten Commandments, The (50th Anniversary Collection)
Keywords: Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Religious, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Religious Text
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Cast

Charlton Heston    Moses
Edward G. Robinson    Dathan
John Carradine    Aaron
Robert Vaughn    Spearman
Yul Brynner    Rameses
Anne Baxter    Nefretiri
John Derek    Joshua
Vincent Price    Baka
Michael Ansara    Taskmaster

DVD Sales: Tangled Straightens Out the Competition

It was an awesome week for new releases on the sales chart, or should that be "new release". While there were five new releases to chart, one of them, Tangled, dominated selling 3.46 million units while generating $51.92 million in sales. It is already the biggest selling DVD of 2011. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 29th, 2011

It's a very busy week for DVD and Blu-ray releases with several top-tier releases, as well as plenty of interesting catalog titles. Paradoxically, this week's list could be rather short, as I've previously reviewed most of the major releases, while I'm still waiting on about half of the catalog titles to show up. So this week's list is mostly just links to the reviews already done and notices of what reviews to look forward to if / when late screeners arrive. In the meantime, the best of the best is a three-horse race between Tangled, Black Swan, and Mad Men: Season Four. All three are absolutely worth picking up, but for Pick of the Week I'm going with the Mad Men: Season Four on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Ten Commandments

The final film by legendary director Cecil B. DeMille, whose name in practically synonymous with the term "Epic". And The Ten Commandments is arguably his greatest movie ever earning seven Oscar nominations, including one win for Best Special Effects. (The Greatest Show on Earth did earn the Best Picture Oscar, but now it's widely considered one of the least deserving Best Picture winners and its reviews are middling, at best.) Now some 55 years after its theatrical debut, and some five years after its special edition DVD release, it's coming out on Blu-ray. ... However, I only received a copy of the film on DVD. It's a bit anti-climactic. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/3/20112727,621 27,621$372,607$372,607956

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/3/2011527,065 27,065$473,365$473,365956
4/10/20111612,483-54% 39,548$218,329$691,694957
5/1/2011208,650 70,349$510,177$2,512,963960

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