Ben-Hur, the Faith-Based Epic That Cost $100 Million to (Re)Make, Flopped at the Box Office August 22, 2016

Ben-Hur, the Faith-Based Epic That Cost $100 Million to (Re)Make, Flopped at the Box Office

Ben-Hur, the remake of the classic 1959 film about a merchant living in the time of Jesus, flopped over the weekend, raking in just $11 million (and an addition $10 million worldwide), a mere dent in its $100 million budget.

BenHurRemake

It’s the latest in a string of big-budget movies that failed to captivate their intended Christian audience.

Ben-Hur is the third big-budget faith-based movie from a major studio to fall from box office grace in the wake of Noah ($101.2M domestic B.O., $125M production cost) and the mighty Moses misfire Exodus: Gods and Kings ($65M domestic B.O., $140M cost).

Deadline points out all the outreach efforts to influential pastors. Clearly, that didn’t help.

The Christian film was beaten at the box office by a movie about sexually charged meats that lose their religion.

With all the money they put into the project, the producers might have been better off building a giant Ark.

(Thanks to Jon for the link)

"Thank you for being a rare voice of reason in these comments."

Richard Dawkins Stripped of “Humanist of ..."
"You'll find that the men who are concerned about women's safety aren't the ones violating ..."

Richard Dawkins Stripped of “Humanist of ..."
"What about the trans folks who are honest enough to say that they are the ..."

Richard Dawkins Stripped of “Humanist of ..."
"["Are you asking for evidence that cis men kill women?"]Whoosh right over your bigoted ignorant ..."

Richard Dawkins Stripped of “Humanist of ..."

Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
error: Content is protected !!