R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Russell Crowe explained why he said yes to the film: "They said, 'It's a one-hundred-million-dollar film. You're being directed by Ridley Scott. You play a Roman General.' I've always been a big fan of Ridley's."
People should know when they are conquered.
Maximus: Would you, Quintus? Would I?
During the second battle of Zucchabar Maximus is fighting the gladiator who wears an oversized helmet with the metal galea on it. Maximus' first cut is across the gladiator's stomach but when he delivers the stab wound which is to be the fatal wound it is obvious that he pushes his sword between the gladiators left arm & side, you can even see the gladiator lift his arm to accommodate it.
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)