DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures will be re-releasing Gladiator on North American Imax screens on November 22, as promotional support for the release of the film in the DVD sell-through and VHS rental windows.

The 35mm prints will be screened in Imax venues in LA, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Toronto among major cities.

In the UK, where the film was available for rental October 23, it has become the top rental title of the year and one of the all-time top five.

In the US, the DVD has set a record for initial shipments, with orders for 2.6 million units. Released theatrically in the US in May, the Ridley Scott-directed Roman epic earned $185m and has since taken $440m worldwide.