300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American epic action film directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes.[lower-alpha 1] It is a sequel to the 2006 film 300, taking place before, during, and after the main events of that film, and is loosely based on the Battle of Artemisium and the Battle of Salamis.[7]

300: Rise of an Empire
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNoam Murro
Screenplay by
Based onXerxes[lower-alpha 1]
by Frank Miller
Produced by
CinematographySimon Duggan
Edited by
Music byJunkie XL[3]
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release dates
Running time
102 minutes[5]
CountryUnited States
Budget$110 million[6]
Box office$337.6 million[6]

The cast includes Lena Headey, Peter Mensah, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, and Rodrigo Santoro reprising their roles from the first film, alongside Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Hans Matheson, and Callan Mulvey. It was released in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 7, 2014.[8][9] The film's score was composed by Junkie XL,[10] being the first film in an ongoing partnership with Snyder.

The film was released to mixed reviews, with critics praising the action sequences, music, cinematography, visual effects and Green's performance but criticizing the story and overstylized gore. It grossed over $337 million worldwide from a $110 million budget.[6]

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