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During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers Suicide Squad, from Warner Bros., and Sausage Party, from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of Ben-Hur, from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer.

The third version of Lew Wallaces 19th century novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening of $20 million in ticket sales. Such a performance is an unequivocal poor result for a movie that cost about $100 million to make (after rebates). The film brought in $10.7 million internationally.

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Maybe if the name were Ben Him. Or Ben There. Dun That. Or even Ben Hurt. Or Ben a Long Time Commin.

Think any of that would help?


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People of the current generation could care less about Ben Hur.
THEIR version of Ben Hur is "The 300" and that already got made.


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Originally Posted By: Golem
Tre'vell Anderson
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During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers Suicide Squad, from Warner Bros., and Sausage Party, from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of Ben-Hur, from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer.

The third version of Lew Wallaces 19th century novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening of $20 million in ticket sales. Such a performance is an unequivocal poor result for a movie that cost about $100 million to make (after rebates). The film brought in $10.7 million internationally.

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It has to be a dsapointment to be beat by a movie titled "sausage party"

It could be that people are waiting for the re_make of gone with the wind


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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
People of the current generation could care less about Ben Hur.
THEIR version of Ben Hur is "The 300" and that already got made.


Really. I imagine the overall response was "Ben who? It aint DC or Marvel comics so it's off the radar of millenials.


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Originally Posted By: Ardy
the re_make of gone with the wind


Already on the air several times a week:

With just enough Ayn Rand to make it viral.


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