The original Ben-Hur, released in 1959, was a major hit and remains one of the most revered films in Hollywood history. The 2016 remake (above), was made on a budget of US$100 million and so far has a worldwide gross of only US$87 million, making it a major flop.

‘A dirty word in Hollywood’: why viewers are sick of constant remakes

The number of Hollywood reboots and remakes continues to rise, but recent flops like Ben-Hur and Ghostbusters may point to audiences growing tired of what many see as lazy filmmaking

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The original Ben-Hur, released in 1959, was a major hit and remains one of the most revered films in Hollywood history. The 2016 remake (above), was made on a budget of US$100 million and so far has a worldwide gross of only US$87 million, making it a major flop.
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