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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,870,202Details
International Box Office $66,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $100,070,202
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When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$175,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 12th, 2017 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: April 21st, 2017 (Special Engagement) (South Korea)
May 11th, 2017 (Wide), released as Крал Артур: Легенда за меча (Bulgaria)
May 11th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide) (China)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide), released as Král Artuš: Legenda o meči (Czech Republic)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2466 (Cert #50330), 3/8/2017)
Running Time: 126 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Excalibur
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Keywords: Royalty, Prophecy, Orphan, Sword & Sorcerer, Footage Shown in Reverse, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Revenge, Middle Ages
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Weed Road Pictures, Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Productions, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Safehouse Pictures
Production Countries: Australia,
United States


   King Arthur
Astrid Berges-Frisbey    Guinevere
Djimon Hounsou    Sir Bedivere
Aidan Gillen    Goosefat Bill Wilson
Jude Law    Vortigem
Eric Bana    Uther Pendragon
Freddie Fox    Rubio
Craig McGinlay    Percival
Tom Wu    George
Kingsley Ben-Adir    Wetstick
Neil Maskell    Back Lack
Annabelle Wallis    Maid Maggie
Zac Barker    Young Arthur (2 years)
Oliver Barker    Young Arthur (2 years)
Geoff Bell    Mischief John
Poppy Delevingne    Igraine
Millie Brady    Princess Catia
Nicola Wren    Lucy
Wil Coban    Brothel Blackleg
Bleu Landau    Blue
Jacqui Ainsley    Lady of the Lake
Lorraine Bruce    Syrena
Georgina Campbell    Kay
Rob Knighton    Mordred
Michael Hadley    Mage King
David Beckham    Blackleg Leader
Katie McGrath    Elsa
Alan Turkington    General 1
Peter Ferdinando    Earl of Mercia
Michael McElhatton    Jack’s Eye
Mikael Persbrandt    Kjartan
Max Rogers    Man in Love
Charlie Rawes    Axeman
James Warren    Mike
Ellie Graham    Maria
Robbie Carpenter    Street Blackleg
Eline Powell    Syren 2
Hermione Corfield    Syren 3
Henry Faber    Pained Man
Javan Hirst    Man
Kalle Hennie    Viking
Mark Epstein    Celtic Sergeant
Peter Guinness    Baron 1
Mark Umbers    Baron 2
Adrian Bouchet    Baron 3
Florence Bell    Woman 1
Anna Brooks-Beckman    Woman 2
Cordelia Bugeja    Woman 3
Fergal McElherron    Dan Clan
Rebecca Calder    Maid 1
Bodhi Fox Keene    Young Arthur (6 months)
Yannik Baker    Young Arthur (6 years)
Hugh Robb    Young Arthur (11 years)
Barney Walsh    Young Arthur (19 years)
Kamil Lemieszewski    Merlin
Henry W. Smith    Young Black Lack (19 years)
Malique Thompson-Dwyer    Young Wet Stick (19 years)
Cole Wealleans-Watts    Young Wet Stick (11 years)
James Anderson    Young Back Lack (11 years)
Justin Aves    Blackleg Captain

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Akiva Goldsman
Producer    Joby Harold
Producer    Tory Tunnell
Producer    Steve Clark-Hall
Producer    Guy Ritchie
Producer    Lionel Wigram
Screenwriter    Joby Harold
Screenwriter    Guy Ritchie
Screenwriter    Lionel Wigram
Story by    David Dobkin
Story by    Joby Harold
Executive Producer    David Dobkin
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Executive Producer    Steven Mnuchin
Director of Photography    John Mathieson
Production Designer    Gemma Jackson
Editor    James Herbert
Costume Designer    Annie Symons
Composer    Daniel Pemberton
Stunt Coordinator    Eunice Huthart
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nick Davis
Casting Director    Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
Unit Production Manager    Brian Donovan
First Assistant Director    Max Keene
Visual Effects Producer    Alex Bicknell
Associate Producer    Max Keene
Associate Producer    James Herbert
Supervising Art Director    Denis Schnegg
Art Director    Thomas Brown
Art Director    Andrew Palmer
Art Director    Lizzie Kilham
Art Director    Anthony Caron-Delion
Art Director    Oliver Carroll
Art Director    James Collins
Art Director    Luke Hull
Art Director    Hayley Easton-Street
Art Director    Georgia Warner
Assistant Art Director    Claudio Campana
Assistant Art Director    Patrick Harris
Assistant Art Director    Samuel Leake
Assistant Art Director    Katrina Mackay
Sound Mixer    Simon Hayes
Script Supervisor    Liz West
Post-Production Executive    Marianne Jenkins
Post-Production Supervisor    Siobhan Boyes
First Assistant Editor    Philip Hedgecock
Music Editor    Simon Changer
Supervising Sound Editor    Dominic Gibbs
Sound Designer    Jimmy Boyle
Sound Effects Editor    Ben Meechan
Dialogue Editor    Danny Sheehan
Dialogue Editor    Matt Skelding
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Stirk
Make up    Lesa Warrener
Set Decorator    Tina Jones
Production Manager    Katherine Tibbetts
Casting Associate    Lillie Jeffrey
Casting Assistant    Ollie Gilbert
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Holt
Special Effects Coordinator    Carmila Gittens

International Box Office: Dangal Dominates China in Groundbreaking Run

May 25th, 2017


Dangal became the first Indian film to have its biggest single market not be India. It earned first place in China with $34.22 million over the weekend for totals of $113.55 million in China, $185.6 million internationally, and $198.0 million worldwide. It will shortly become the second Indian film to earn more than $200 million worldwide. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Aliens Crash, but Still Top Chart with $36.16 million

May 23rd, 2017

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As expected, Alien: Covenant earned first place on the weekend box office chart. However, it had a strange journey there. Everything, Everything earned more during its opening weekend than it cost to make, which is great news for the studio. On the other hand, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will be the last entry in this franchise for a long time. Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 became only the second film released in 2017 to hit $300 million domestically. Unfortunately, the good news didn’t outweigh the bad news and the overall box office fell 10% from last weekend to $122 million. Compared to last year, the weekend box office was 11% lower. Fortunately, 2017 still has a $130 million lead over 2016 at $4.23 billion to $4.10 billion, so there’s no reason to panic. More...

International Box Office: Guardians Completes the Hat Trick with $52.2 million

May 17th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

For the third weekend in a row, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 led the international box office chart, earning $52.2 million in 56 markets for totals of $384.4 million internationally and $632.8 million worldwide. This pushes it into seventh place on the MCU chart. The film opened in second place in Japan, where it pulled in $3.0 million, which is 15% better than the original Guardians of the Galaxy did. On the downside, this is the film’s last market to open in, so it will be coasting on holdovers from now on. Speaking of holdovers, the film’s biggest market is China, where it added $15.16 million over the weekend for a total of $80.56 million. This is the film’s biggest single market and it could hit $100 million there shortly. More...

Contest: Sharp as a Sword: Winning Announcement

May 17th, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The winners of our Sharp as a Sword contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Matches Original’s Hold Earning $65.26 million

May 16th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

As expected, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 crushed the competition this weekend earning more than Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’s combined openings. However, it held on better than expected down 55% to $65.26 million. The overall box office still fell by 30% from last weekend to $136 million. This is 3.8% higher than the same weekend last year. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 held on better than Captain America: Civil War did during its sophomore stint, but it was strong depth that helped 2017 win the year-over-year comparison. It didn’t win by much, so the overall lead still shrunk to 3.4% at $4.07 billion to $3.93 billion, but any lead is good news. More...

Weekend Estimates: Second Place Snatched from King Arthur

May 14th, 2017


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has proved to be a costly bet gone wrong for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. The film had a long gestation period, and ended up costing $175 million to make. Once another $100 million or so of marketing is added in, that makes for a target of at least $550 million at the global box office before anyone starts recouping anything from the film. A domestic opening of $14.7 million, and $29.1 million overseas, makes that a laughably-distant prospect. Adding to the embarrassment, King Arthur will start out in third place, behind Mothers Day-play Snatched, and even that film isn’t doing particularly well, when all is said and done. More...

Thursday Night Previews: King Arthur Pulls $1.15 million from Previews

May 12th, 2017


As expected, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword topped Snatched at the box office during Thursday night previews earning $1.15 million. This is lower than anticipated and only about half what John Wick: Chapter Two managed earlier this year. Furthermore, its reviews are much worse at 26% positive, so even though it is not a sequel, it likely won’t have a strong multiplier during its opening weekend. It appears our prediction of just over $20 million is a little too optimistic. We will know more tomorrow when Friday’s estimates are released. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can the New Releases Snatch Victory Away from Guardians?

May 11th, 2017


There are two wide releases coming out this week, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will likely destroy them at the box office. The real question is whether or not the top three films this year will out-earn the three films from this weekend last year. At the beginning of the month, I thought that would happen, but now I’m not so sure. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 missed expectations last weekend and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched haven’t seen their buzz grow like most new releases do. I don’t think 2017 will get crushed like it did last weekend, but I also don’t think it will end its mini-losing streak either. More...

Contest: Guard These Prizes: Winning Announcement

May 11th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The winners of our Guard These Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Sharp as a Sword

May 4th, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

There are two wide releases coming out next week: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched. Neither is expected to be a monster hit, but both at least have faint hope to earn $100 million domestically, assuming they earn good reviews. Unfortunately, there are no reviews for either film at the moment. Because of this, there’s a lot of guesswork regarding the film’s box office potential. King Arthur’s target audience is more likely to show up on the opening weekend than moviegoers interested in Snatched. Because of that, I think it is the best choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

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April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/12 3 $15,371,270   3,702 $4,152   $15,371,270 3
2017/05/19 5 $7,152,269 -53% 3,702 $1,932   $27,503,490 10
2017/05/26 8 $3,215,000 -55% 2,503 $1,284   $33,870,202 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/12 2 $5,273,310   3,702 $1,424   $5,273,310 1
2017/05/13 3 $5,503,097 +4% 3,702 $1,487   $10,776,407 2
2017/05/14 3 $4,594,863 -17% 3,702 $1,241   $15,371,270 3
2017/05/15 3 $1,256,137 -73% 3,702 $339   $16,627,407 4
2017/05/16 3 $1,728,295 +38% 3,702 $467   $18,355,702 5
2017/05/17 3 $1,054,057 -39% 3,702 $285   $19,409,759 6
2017/05/18 3 $941,462 -11% 3,702 $254   $20,351,221 7
2017/05/19 6 $1,957,329 +108% 3,702 $529   $22,308,550 8
2017/05/20 6 $2,940,117 +50% 3,702 $794   $25,248,667 9
2017/05/21 4 $2,254,823 -23% 3,702 $609   $27,503,490 10
2017/05/22 3 $928,065 -59% 3,702 $251   $28,431,555 11
2017/05/23 5 $1,002,238 +8% 3,702 $271   $29,433,793 12
2017/05/24 5 $681,073 -32% 3,702 $184   $30,114,866 13
2017/05/25 6 $540,336 -21% 3,702 $146   $30,655,202 14
2017/05/26 8 $870,000 +61% 2,503 $348   $31,525,202 15

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/12 3 $20,351,221   3,702 $5,497   $20,351,221 7
2017/05/19 5 $10,303,981 -49% 3,702 $2,783   $30,655,202 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 5/19/2017 $1,739,059 406 406 678 $3,038,692 5/29/2017
Brazil 5/19/2017 $2,300,000 0 0 0 $2,300,000 5/23/2017
Bulgaria 5/11/2017 $80,051 0 0 0 $86,609 5/22/2017
China 5/12/2017 $5,250,000 40142 40142 40142 $8,050,000 5/28/2017
Czech Republic 5/12/2017 $156,618 134 134 194 $311,829 5/26/2017
France 5/19/2017 $2,400,000 0 0 0 $2,400,000 5/23/2017
Germany 5/12/2017 $2,000,000 0 0 0 $3,700,000 5/23/2017
Indonesia 5/12/2017 $1,500,000 0 0 0 $2,600,000 5/23/2017
Italy 5/12/2017 $775,609 0 0 0 $1,723,002 5/26/2017
Lithuania 5/12/2017 $27,937 146 146 242 $57,560 5/26/2017
Mexico 5/12/2017 $2,012,897 0 0 0 $4,400,000 5/23/2017
Netherlands 5/11/2017 $558,981 111 111 222 $1,206,320 5/24/2017
New Zealand 5/19/2017 $277,175 108 108 194 $551,020 5/29/2017
Portugal 5/12/2017 $228,689 70 72 142 $430,787 5/25/2017
Russia (CIS) 5/12/2017 $5,184,669 1252 1307 2559 $9,400,000 5/23/2017
Slovakia 5/12/2017 $95,765 74 74 110 $175,202 5/26/2017
South Korea 5/17/2017 $0 0 588 901 $2,968,145 5/28/2017
Thailand 5/12/2017 $1,100,000 0 0 0 $1,100,000 5/15/2017
Turkey 5/12/2017 $266,214 425 425 425 $272,437 5/18/2017
United Arab Emirates 5/12/2017 $1,000,000 0 0 0 $1,000,000 5/15/2017
United Kingdom 5/19/2017 $3,256,955 564 564 564 $3,256,955 5/24/2017
Rest of World $17,171,442
International Total$66,200,000 5/29/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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