R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Connie Nielsen found the two-thousand-year-old signet ring she wears in the movie in an antique store.
Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
Commodus tells Lucius about their ancestors, including Emperor Claudius, who was assassinated in 54 AD. With the murder of Claudius's son, Britannicus, by Claudius's step-son, Nero, in 55 AD, and the earlier murders of the family of Claudius's nephew Caligula by Tiberius, the Julio-Claudian dynasty ended. Commodus's family were of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty, and not descended from Claudius.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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