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.
The film shares its title with Gladiator (1992), but it has no connection to that film, which takes place in the world of illegal underground boxing.
You don't find it hard to do your duty?
Cicero: Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.
Commodus says Cleopatra died after an asp bit her on the breast. That image comes from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Earlier sources agree that she was bitten on the arm.
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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