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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

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,030 $73,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,885 $73,000,000

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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)
Running Time: 212 minutes
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Source:Based on Religious Text
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/21/20162014,722 349,856$152,399$5,410,323806

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/2/20111017,097 17,097$830,749$830,749551
3/4/20121411,101 63,479$515,865$2,986,117573

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