R | | Drama, War
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight had a fierce bidding war over the rights to the film. The Weinstein Company ended up acquiring U.S. and Canadian distribution rights from StudioCanal in October 2013.
We have scorched the snake, not killed it.
When Macbeth placed the dagger on the young warrior's chest, he places the dead man's hand on top of the blade. In the next shot, the dead man's hand is rested on his chest - below the knife.
$69,833 (USA) (6 December 2015)
$1,108,247 (USA) (23 February 2016)
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