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Gods of Egypt (2016)

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Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.


Alex Proyas
833 ( 152)
2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... Bek
John Samaha ... Vendor
Courtney Eaton ... Zaya
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Horus
Paula Arundell Paula Arundell ... Fussy Older Maidservant
Alia Seror-O'Neill ... First Young Maidservant
Emily Wheaton ... Second Younger Maidservant
Elodie Yung ... Hathor
Rachael Blake ... Isis
Bryan Brown ... Osiris
Michael-Anthony Taylor ... Priest
Emma Booth ... Nephthys
Felix Williamson ... Nobleman
Chadwick Boseman ... Thoth
Gerard Butler ... Set


Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. Written by James Pasier

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The battle for eternity begins See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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USA | Australia



Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,123,903, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in the Australian desert. Filming in the Sahara was considered too dangerous. See more »


The giant snakes raise clouds of dust and sand as though they were large tubes of meat being towed across the desert. Snakes don't move like this, for individual belly scales take it in turns to stand stationary, while the others ripple forwards clear of the ground. This can be clearly seen in the wildlife documentary Planet Earth II where racer snakes chase iguanas that kick up sand with their feet, but the snakes seem to just glide at speed since they never disturb the sandy surface. See more »


Horus: I chose none of this! I can't undo what's been done! What power do I have?
Hathor: You have the power to make things right!
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo is shaded red, and briefly takes the form of Egyptian pyramids. See more »


Featured in Weekend Sunrise: Episode dated 28 February 2016 (2016) See more »


Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
Performed by Ladytron
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loved it
2 March 2016 | by rachaelblakeegyptSee all my reviews

I just saw Gods of Egypt with my 5th and 7th grade boys on 3D Imax, and we loved it! An original movie for a change, not a sequel, or prequel, or reboot, or franchise, or comic book adaptation, or spin-off film. This movie had very striking visuals, sweeping music, fun acting and action sequences, and engaging characters. It moved along very briskly, despite its slightly long run time. We had no difficulty following the plot (which is certainly no less plausible or linear than Episode VII!) or understanding who the somewhat unfamiliar Egyptian mythological characters were as some reviews suggested we might. There was a nice character arc for Horus, and even a thoughtful message from the gods to humankind at the end. Ethnically inaccurate casting choices--yeah, it would have been nice to see a more authentic cast, but these actors got the job done, and that is no reason to skip the movie if you like this sort of film, in my opinion. Give this film a chance, you may enjoy it much more than you expect!

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