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.
In the Battle of Carthage battle scene in the Colliseum, Dimon Hounsou "Juba" the black gladiator, hands a sword to Maximus who's on horseback. He called out to him "Maximus"! instead of "Spaniard"! It wasn't till the end of that scene when Maximus ... ...
I am required to kill, so I kill. That is enough.
Proximo: That's enough for the provinces, but not enough for Rome.
During gladiator fights, someone throws bread into the audience. While some claim the bread was handed out by slaves, the film's researchers learned that bread was indeed thrown to the audience. Sometimes snakes were concealed in the baskets.
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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