Babylon, the 1980s sci-fi epic starring Charlton Heston and Sylvester Stallone, was released in the US on 21 October 1978.
Its box office total was $7.1 million.
Its success was partly thanks to a number of factors, including its innovative storyline and its portrayal of the future in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world.
The film’s box office success led to a sequel, Babylon 2, in 1984, which followed a different, more futuristic story.
Babylon 3: Rise of the Machines came out in 1995 and grossed $10.9 million.
The original film was shot on a 35mm film camera and the CGI was filmed using a 360 camera system.
Babylon was shot using 16mm film, and CGI was used to create the 3D effect.
It was released on Blu-ray and DVD in 2002.
Babylon was followed by Babylon 5: Gods and Kings in 2008, which featured new CG sequences and new characters.
Babylon 5 was released worldwide in 2019.
The next film in the series was Babylon 5 II, which was released three years later.
It grossed an impressive $9.8 million, and was also the first to feature a new CG sequence.
It then followed up with Babylon 6 in 2019, and the following year Babylon 7: Revelation, in 2020.
Babylon 7 was released nationwide in 2020, and in 2018 Babylon 8: End of the Age came out.
In the UK, the fifth installment in the Babylon series, Babylon 5, was set to be released in 2019 on Blu to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first film.
It went into production in the UK in 2019 and was directed by Gareth Evans.
The last film in Babylon 5’s series was The Final Empire, which came out on Blu in 2018.
It followed up the previous film, Babylon 4: Return of the Kings.
Babylon 8 was released theatrically in 2019 for the first time and it grossed £3.8m, the highest grossing film of the franchise.
This is an overview of the film series, with more details on the film in our film reviews.
We also have a list of our favourite films of all time and the best sci-fiction films, and a breakdown of the box office chart.
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