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Often they make use of extras in a movie scene typically for depicting a crowd, a stadium filled with people, a rally, a procession etc.

I want to know that in which movie the highest number of extras were used for filming a scene.

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The record for most extras is with 1982 classic Gandhi, which used over 300,000 extras for the funeral scene.

IMDb Trivia snippet:

300,000 extras appeared in the funeral sequence. About 200,000 were volunteers and 94,560 were paid a small fee (under contract). The sequence was filmed on 31st Jan 1981, the 33rd anniversary of Mohandas K. Gandhi's funeral. 11 crews shot over 20,000 feet of film, which was pared down to 125 seconds in the final release.

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