Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
No warning. No escape.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
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21 February 2014 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $10,340,823,
23 February 2014
Gross USA: $23,219,748
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $117,831,631
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Released 17 years after the volcanic disaster flicks Dante's Peak (1997) and Volcano (1997). See more
The ancient town of Pompeii south of Vesuvius was not directly on the Mediterranean Sea. Although the coast was nearer to it in ancient times than today, its walls (which defined the city) ended about a half mile away. However, the nearby separate town of Herculaneum north of Vesuvius, also devastated during the eruption, was on the Mediterranean Sea. See more
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries. See more
from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
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