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Ben-Hur (2016)

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Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

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Tirzah Ben-Hur (as Sofia Black D'Elia)
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Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

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Brother against brother. Slave against empire. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,203,815 (USA) (19 August 2016)

Gross:

$26,384,681 (USA) (30 September 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Cooke was originally offered role of Tirzah, Ben-Hur's sister but Sofia Black-D'Elia was cast in the film. See more »

Goofs

The opening sets the date as "33 A.D.", but the grammatically correct way to date years after the birth of Jesus is A.D. 33 ("Anno Domini 33"). Only B.C., or the more contemporary BCE, are listed after the year. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer, at start line]
Messala Severus: You should have stayed away.
Judah Ben-Hur: You should have killed me.
Messala Severus: I will.
[chariot race begins]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the director, producer and department heads are animated to look like they fly across the race track, kicking up dust as if they were horse-drawn chariots. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Way Out
Written by Andra Day & Dave Wood
Performed by Andra Day
Produced by Dave Wood
Andra Day performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Buskin Records
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epic story turned into action movie
18 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The same problem as for The Gods of Egypt with Christian Bale (remake of The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston). Also this movie (remake of the original Ben Hur also with Charlton Heston) is being turned into simple action movie instead of beautiful timeless epic story. A lot of plot threads of significant importance were cut off. I have a feeling that film makers came to a conclusion that today audience will be bored to death with this story and decided it will be action movie instead of complex story driven movie. If you are a fan of the two originals mentioned in the beginning avoid this one at all cost. Its not worth the time and money.


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