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.
Strength and honor.
When Commodus meets the gladiators in the arena after the battle of Carthage recreation, the gladiators all drop their weapons. Yet after Maximus reveals himself, a wide aerial shot of the arena shows there are no weapons at all lying around the gladiators' feet.
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) (5 May 2000)
$187,670,866 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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