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.
Sir Richard Harris was considered for the part of Proximo.
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At the height of its power the Roman Empire was vast, stretching from the deserts of Africa to the borders of Northern England.
On Screen Text: Over one quarter of the World's population lived and died under the rule of the Caesars.
On Screen Text: In the winter of 180 A.D., ...
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As the body of Maximus is being carried out of the Colesseum his head remains level with his body. As it takes at least 3 hours for "rigor-morti" to begin, Maximus's head would have dropped backwards because no one is supporting his head or neck.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
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$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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