“Ben-Hur” didn’t have a prayer at the box workplace.
Hollywood’s newest large-price range try and fill multiplexes with faith-based moviegoers and common audiences floundered this weekend, collecting an estimated $ 11.5 million in fifth position within the U.S. and Canada.
Ben-Hur: Will Remake Be higher Than earlier films?
Three previous “Ben-Hur” movies, the earliest which dates again to 1907, have made historical past for different causes. Can the latest remake reside up to their legacy? Mark kelly studies. image: Everett collection
With a manufacturing cost of about $ 100 million, “Ben-Hur” used to be the closing giant-price range unencumber of the summer film season. The movie was a co-production of Viacom Inc.’s by means of, +1.78% Paramount photos and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer footage, with MGM picking up about 80% of the price range.
Paramount has had a bad summer season at the box administrative center with other movies reminiscent of “big name Trek beyond,” “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows” additionally falling brief. The studio’s father or mother firm, Viacom, has been embroiled in boardroom drama for months that led to the departure of Chief government Philippe Dauman