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Spartacus (1960)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,000,000Details
International Box Office $30,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $60,000,000
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,685 $30,000,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,191 $30,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,266 $60,000,000

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 7th, 1960 (Wide) by Universal
April 26th, 1991 (Limited) by Universal
Video Release: March 31st, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Rating is for 1991 film released from Universal City Studios, Inc.
Running Time: 197 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ben-Hur
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States


Woody Strode    Draba
Jean Simmons    Varinia
Richard Farnsworth   
Herbert Lom    Tigranes Levantus (pirate envoy)
Charles Laughton    Sempronius Gracchus
Kirk Douglas    Spartacus
John Gavin    Julius Caesar
Laurence Olivier    Marcus Licinius Crassus
Nina Foch    Helena Glabrus
Tony Curtis    Antonius
John Ireland    Crixus
Peter Ustinov    Lentulus Batiatus

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 5th, 2012

June 5th, 2012

While summer is usually the slowest time of the year on the home market, this week is fantastic with a lot of prime releases, including first-run, TV on DVD releases, classics and limited releases. Unfortunately, the largest single category is, "Screener is Late". You will see that phrase countless times on this list. (Perhaps it's because last week was a short week due to Memorial Day.) It is especially hard to select a Pick of the Week, because I don't like handing out that title when the screener is late. There are a few likely candidates, including Burn Notice: The Complete Fifth Season, Yellow Submarine on Blu-ray, but I went with Tomboy on DVD. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/05/03 21 $279,893   41 $6,827   $426,846 1,596
1991/05/10 22 $256,873 -8% 52 $4,940   $800,898 1,597
1991/05/17 25 $211,905 -18% 51 $4,155   $1,126,180 1,598
1991/05/24 36 $133,954 -37% 33 $4,059   $1,346,473 1,599

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/05/03 18 $397,072   41 $9,685   $544,025 1,596
1991/05/10 20 $370,250 -7% 52 $7,120   $914,275 1,597
1991/05/17 25 $298,244 -19% 51 $5,848   $1,212,519 1,598

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/30/2010168,431 8,431$143,244$143,244635

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