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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Fantasy  -  7 March 2014 (USA)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. Written by Gargantuan Media

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army | sea | army base | commander | general | See more »

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Action | Drama | Fantasy | War

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Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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300 2  »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,038,460 (USA) (7 March 2014)

Gross:

$106,369,117 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Trivia

Sullivan Stapleton was filming the television series Strike Back (2010) while preparing for the film. So along with filming every day, he had spend 3 hours training - 1.5 hours in the gym lifting weights and 1.5 hours sword training to get the stunts right. He was extremely exhausted at the end of the day. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, during the battle on the ships, a Persian wearing a mask kills a Greek soldier and throws him off the ship, revealing the modern sole of his shoe. See more »

Quotes

Themistocles: [at sword-point standoff with Artemisia] I would rather die free than live as a slave.
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Themistocles: Even if I was attached to you by chain.
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The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos are seen on doors that open up to reveal the mural of Leonides and the 300 Spartans. See more »

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Features 300 (2006) See more »

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War Pigs
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bill Ward (as William Ward), Terence Butler and Tony Iommi
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Courtesy of Downlane Limited
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8 March 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

i am sicked and tired of Hollywood mess up with Greek history once again!! for god's shake is it so difficult to study some history before they decide to make a movie based on those facts? we are used to watch them ruin our mythology but it's even worse to do it with our history. where to begin and where to stop? Themistocles had nothing to do with marathon it was Miltiades and he used a brilliant battle tactic which is worth mentioning. Persians did not burn Athens. that was the point of Salamina battle, to defend the city "with wooden walls". I won't comment the scene between Themistocles and Artemisia... such a pity... good photography is not enough to save this mess.


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