The new remake of BEN-HUR is officially the biggest box office flop of 2016. Is anyone surprised by this? It's current worldwide b.o. tally : $53 million. The budget of the film was well over $100 million. The film was badly conceived from the get go. It tried to do a FAST & FURIOUS style film with this classic story. Oy! That's just one of the many ill-conceived aspects of this modern remake. Don't expect a major PEPLUM film from Hollywood in the near future. The genre is dead.