‘Gladiator’ Wins Box Office It was box office maximus this weekend for “Gladiator,” which made $XXXII.VII million, according to Variety, which noted that the figure (see translation below) was neither record-setting nor even up to studio projections. Still, the long, R-rated Roman epic grossed more than its next six competitors combined, according to industry estimates. The Kim Basinger, drama “I Dreamed of Africa,” tanked. The weekend race: