'Ben-Hur' flops with US$11.4 Million, 'Suicide Squad' still on top


"Ben-Hur" derailed spectacularly at the multiplexes this weekend, as the latest attempt to revive the chariot racing epic opened to an anemic 11.4 million dollars.

That's a disastrous result for the 100 million dollar production, putting "Ben-Hur" in the ranks of the summer's biggest flops.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount co-produced the remake of Lew Wallace's novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ"; the book was the basis for the 1959 blockbuster that followed Charlton Heston into the arena.