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Movie Comparison: Spartacus (1960) vs. Ben-Hur (1959)

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Domestic Release Date Oct 7, 1960Nov 18, 1959
Production Budget $12,000,000$15,000,000
Opening Weekend Theaters
Maximum Theaters 52
Theatrical Engagements 177
Domestic Opening Weekend   
Domestic Box Office $30,000,000$73,000,000
Inflation Adjusted
Domestic Box Office
International Box Office $30,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $60,000,000$73,000,000

Note: A theatrical engagement is defined as the movie playing in a single theater for one week. So, for example, a film that plays in 3,000 theaters in its first week and 2,000 theaters in its second week will have had 5,000 theatrical engagements.