Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
No warning. No escape.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
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21 February 2014 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $10,340,823,
23 February 2014, Wide Release
Gross USA: $23,219,748
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $117,831,631
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The opening scene of Milo as a young child in Britannia takes place in 62 CE, the year Mt. Vesuvius erupted prior to 'the big one,' in 79 CE, depicted in the film. See more
Gladiators were of the lowest class in Roman society (known as 'infamii'). Though they held prestige when in the arena, they were hated and despised in day-to-day life. Proculus, as a tribune, would never had lowered his social status to become a gladiator (Corvus announces him as "champion of Rome"),or, if he was a gladiator to begin with, he never would have climbed the social ladder to become a man with considerable political authority, Either way a senator like Corvus would never have associated himself with Proculus. See more
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
References The Dark Knight
from Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
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