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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,323,085Details
International Box Office $21,567,317Details
Worldwide Box Office $29,890,402
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,157,084 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $982,386 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,139,470
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom celebrates Nelson Mandela's extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world - the lover of fancy cars, a ladies' man, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and freedom fighter. The film is a portrait of the making of a modern icon.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 29th, 2013 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: November 28th, 2013 (Wide) (South Africa)
December 6th, 2013 (Wide) (Iceland)
December 12th, 2013 (Wide) (Portugal)
December 18th, 2013 (Wide) (Belgium)
December 18th, 2013 (Wide) (France)
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Video Release: March 18th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2286, 8/21/2013)
Running Time: 146 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Biography, Bigotry, Government Corruption, Wrongfully Convicted
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Videovision Entertainment
Production Countries: Canada,
South Africa,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,711 $4,236 Mar 21, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,806 $7,256 Mar 14, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,963 $8,683 Mar 7, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,974 $18,094 Feb 28, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,563 $9,047 Feb 21, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,618 $16,584 Feb 14, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,876 $19,802 Feb 7, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,850 $37,218 Jan 31, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,020 $48,419 Jan 24, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,975 $80,491 Jan 17, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,202 $275,067 Jan 10, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,573 $1,055,769 Jan 3, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,365 $2,240,745 Dec 27, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,855 $29,231 Dec 20, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,297 $35,084 Dec 13, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,971 $77,652 Dec 6, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,304 $84,283 Nov 29, 2013 3

Cast

   Nelson Mandela
Naomie Harris    Winnie Madikizela Mandela
Tony Kgoroge    Walter Sisulu
Riaad Moosa    Ahmed Kathrada
Lindiwe Matshikiza    Zindzi Mandela
Jamie Bartlett    James Gregory
Terry Pheto   
Deon Lotz    Kobie Coetzee
Fana Mokoena   
Simo Mogwaza   
Thapelo Mokoena   
Zolani Mkiva   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    William Nicholson
Story Creator    Nelson Mandela
Producer    Anant Singh
Producer    David M. Thompson
Executive Producer    Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer    Francois Ivernel
Executive Producer    Geoffrey Qhena
Executive Producer    Basil Ford
Executive Producer    Sudhir Pragjee
Executive Producer    Sanjeev Singh
Executive Producer    Philisiwe Mthethwa
Executive Producer    Hlengiwe Makhathini
Production Designer    Johnny Breedt
Editor    Rick Russell
Composer    Alex Heffes
Director of Photography    Lol Crawley
Co-Producer    Robert Naidoo
Co-Producer    Brian Cox
Co-Producer    Vlokkie Gordon
Supervising Art Director    Willie Botha
Art Director    Patrick O'Connor
Art Director    Cecelia van Straaten
Costume Designer    Diana Cilliers
Costume Designer    Ruy Filipe
Sound Designer    Nico Louw
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Dowson
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Taylor
Assistant Director    Steve Andrews
Casting Director    Moonyeenn Lee
Song Writer    Bono
Song Writer    Adam Clayton
Song Writer    The Edge
Song Writer    Larry Mullen, Jr.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 18th, 2014

March 17th, 2014

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January 16th, 2014

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2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

Per Theater Chart: Holdovers Feeling Lonely

January 7th, 2014

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It was a slow week for new releases as none topped $10,000 on the per theater chart. There were some holdovers that performed well, led by Lone Survivor, which pulled in an average of $42,429 in two theaters. This is compared to $45,436 during its opening weekend. Such a small decline is great news for its upcoming wide expansion. August: Osage County was next with an average of $27,983 in five theaters, which is 22% lower than its opening average of $35,860. Its running tally is already at nearly half a million and it has potential to expand, especially if it continues to do well during Awards Season. The final film in the $10,000 club was Her with an average of $15,378 in 47 theaters. It is already at nearly $3 million after three weeks of release and it expands wide this weekend. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

Per Theater Chart: Insider Trading

December 12th, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis poster

Inside Llewyn Davis had an incredible opening earning more than $400,000 in four theaters for a per theater average of $101,353. This is the third best per theater for the year behind just Frozen and Blue Jasmine. Mandela Long Walk to Freedom had a strong hold with an average of $19,413 in four theaters. The reason for this is obvious, but a little ghoulish to talk about. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mandela Sprints to the Top

December 4th, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $21,071 in four theaters. However, its reviews are only good, not great, and it likely won't have great legs. Frozen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were neck and neck with averages of $18,009 and $17,819 respectively. More...

Limited Releases: Long Walk to Success

November 29th, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poster

It's not a good week on the limited release front. There's only a couple of films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: Cousin Jules and The Punk Singer. The former just screams art house and has little hope of finding mainstream audiences. The latter might do better, but it still will be limited to the art house circuit. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has the most mainstream appeal, but its reviews are only good and not great. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/29 32 $84,283   4 $21,071   $84,283 3
2013/12/06 29 $77,652 -8% 4 $19,413   $183,368 10
2013/12/13 33 $35,084 -55% 4 $8,771   $241,079 17
2013/12/20 32 $29,231 -17% 4 $7,308   $292,993 24
2013/12/27 13 $2,240,745 +7,566% 975 $2,298   $4,550,213 31
2014/01/03 16 $1,055,769 -53% 1,010 $1,045   $7,061,587 38
2014/01/10 25 $275,067 -74% 363 $758   $7,760,270 45
2014/01/17 38 $80,491 -71% 122 $660   $7,976,877 52
2014/01/24 38 $48,419 -40% 102 $475   $8,079,871 59
2014/01/31 49 $37,218 -23% 77 $483   $8,141,085 66
2014/02/07 47 $19,802 -47% 46 $430   $8,185,212 73
2014/02/14 52 $16,584 -16% 34 $488   $8,217,512 80
2014/02/21 61 $9,047 -45% 33 $274   $8,242,536 87
2014/02/28 60 $18,094 +100% 58 $312   $8,271,237 94
2014/03/07 72 $8,683 -52% 42 $207   $8,294,320 101
2014/03/14 76 $7,256 -16% 23 $315   $8,307,231 108
2014/03/21 74 $4,236 -42% 18 $235   $8,316,027 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/29 - $30,700   4 $7,675   $30,700 1
2013/11/30 - $36,670 +19% 4 $9,168   $67,370 2
2013/12/01 - $16,913 -54% 4 $4,228   $84,283 3
2013/12/02 - $4,984 -71% 4 $1,246   $89,267 4
2013/12/03 - $4,398 -12% 4 $1,100   $93,665 5
2013/12/04 - $3,938 -10% 4 $985   $97,603 6
2013/12/05 - $8,113 +106% 4 $2,028   $105,716 7
2013/12/06 - $19,562 +141% 4 $4,891   $125,278 8
2013/12/07 - $33,194 +70% 4 $8,299   $158,472 9
2013/12/08 - $22,638 -32% 4 $5,660   $181,110 10
2013/12/09 - $6,600 -71% 4 $1,650   $187,710 11
2013/12/10 - $5,615 -15% 4 $1,404   $193,325 12
2013/12/11 - $6,002 +7% 4 $1,501   $199,327 13
2013/12/12 - $6,668 +11% 4 $1,667   $205,995 14
2013/12/13 - $9,927 +49% 4 $2,482   $215,922 15
2013/12/14 - $12,872 +30% 4 $3,218   $228,794 16
2013/12/15 - $12,285 -5% 4 $3,071   $241,079 17
2013/12/16 - $3,811 -69% 4 $953   $244,890 18
2013/12/17 - $3,277 -14% 4 $819   $248,167 19
2013/12/18 - $8,326 +154% 4 $2,082   $256,493 20
2013/12/19 - $7,269 -13% 4 $1,817   $263,762 21
2013/12/20 - $9,049 +24% 4 $2,262   $272,811 22
2013/12/21 - $10,499 +16% 4 $2,625   $283,310 23
2013/12/22 - $9,683 -8% 4 $2,421   $292,993 24
2013/12/27 - $800,256   975 $821   $3,109,724 29
2013/12/28 - $901,124 +13% 975 $924   $4,010,848 30
2013/12/29 - $539,365 -40% 975 $553   $4,550,213 31
2013/12/30 - $361,072 -33% 975 $370   $4,911,285 32
2013/12/31 - $324,835 -10% 975 $333   $5,236,120 33
2014/01/01 14 $545,346 +68% 975 $559   $5,781,466 34
2014/01/02 14 $224,352 -59% 975 $230   $6,005,818 35
2014/01/03 - $337,961 +51% 1,010 $335   $6,343,779 36
2014/01/04 - $485,424 +44% 1,010 $481   $6,829,203 37
2014/01/05 - $232,384 -52% 1,010 $230   $7,061,587 38
2014/01/06 16 $94,236 -59% 1,010 $93   $7,155,823 39
2014/01/07 16 $124,017 +32% 1,010 $123   $7,279,840 40
2014/01/08 17 $104,075 -16% 1,010 $103   $7,383,915 41
2014/01/09 17 $101,288 -3% 1,010 $100   $7,485,203 42
2014/01/10 - $76,968 -24% 363 $212   $7,562,171 43
2014/01/11 - $120,233 +56% 363 $331   $7,682,404 44
2014/01/12 - $77,866 -35% 363 $215   $7,760,270 45
2014/01/13 - $30,161 -61% 363 $83   $7,790,431 46
2014/01/14 - $38,322 +27% 363 $106   $7,828,753 47
2014/01/15 - $31,993 -17% 363 $88   $7,860,746 48
2014/01/16 - $35,640 +11% 363 $98   $7,896,386 49
2014/01/17 - $27,281 -23% 122 $224   $7,923,667 50
2014/01/18 - $30,872 +13% 122 $253   $7,954,539 51
2014/01/19 - $22,338 -28% 122 $183   $7,976,877 52
2014/01/20 - $26,103 +17% 122 $214   $8,002,980 53
2014/01/21 - $10,772 -59% 122 $88   $8,013,752 54
2014/01/22 - $8,703 -19% 122 $71   $8,022,455 55
2014/01/23 - $8,997 +3% 122 $74   $8,031,452 56
2014/01/24 - $11,852 +32% 102 $116   $8,043,304 57
2014/01/25 - $20,347 +72% 102 $199   $8,063,651 58
2014/01/26 - $16,220 -20% 102 $159   $8,079,871 59
2014/01/27 - $4,384 -73% 102 $43   $8,084,255 60
2014/01/28 - $6,056 +38% 102 $59   $8,090,311 61
2014/01/29 - $5,254 -13% 102 $52   $8,095,565 62
2014/01/30 - $8,302 +58% 102 $81   $8,103,867 63
2014/01/31 - $14,051 +69% 77 $182   $8,117,918 64
2014/02/01 - $17,232 +23% 77 $224   $8,135,150 65
2014/02/02 - $5,935 -66% 77 $77   $8,141,085 66
2014/02/03 - $3,924 -34% 77 $51   $8,145,009 67
2014/02/04 - $8,573 +118% 77 $111   $8,153,582 68
2014/02/05 - $4,504 -47% 77 $58   $8,158,086 69
2014/02/06 - $7,324 +63% 77 $95   $8,165,410 70
2014/02/07 - $4,705 -36% 46 $102   $8,170,115 71
2014/02/08 - $9,326 +98% 46 $203   $8,179,441 72
2014/02/09 - $5,771 -38% 46 $125   $8,185,212 73
2014/02/10 - $2,907 -50% 46 $63   $8,188,119 74
2014/02/11 - $4,654 +60% 46 $101   $8,192,773 75
2014/02/12 - $3,171 -32% 46 $69   $8,195,944 76
2014/02/13 - $4,984 +57% 46 $108   $8,200,928 77
2014/02/14 - $6,126 +23% 34 $180   $8,207,054 78
2014/02/15 - $5,015 -18% 34 $148   $8,212,069 79
2014/02/16 - $5,443 +9% 34 $160   $8,217,512 80
2014/02/17 - $4,344 -20% 34 $128   $8,221,856 81
2014/02/18 - $3,231 -26% 34 $95   $8,225,087 82
2014/02/19 - $3,671 +14% 34 $108   $8,228,758 83
2014/02/20 - $4,731 +29% 34 $139   $8,233,489 84
2014/02/21 - $2,417 -49% 33 $73   $8,235,906 85
2014/02/22 - $3,650 +51% 33 $111   $8,239,556 86
2014/02/23 - $2,980 -18% 33 $90   $8,242,536 87
2014/02/24 - $3,774 +27% 33 $114   $8,246,310 88
2014/02/25 - $1,535 -59% 33 $47   $8,247,845 89
2014/02/26 - $3,475 +126% 33 $105   $8,251,320 90
2014/02/27 - $1,823 -48% 33 $55   $8,253,143 91
2014/02/28 - $5,308 +191% 58 $92   $8,258,451 92
2014/03/01 - $8,202 +55% 58 $141   $8,266,653 93
2014/03/02 - $4,584 -44% 58 $79   $8,271,237 94
2014/03/03 - $2,997 -35% 58 $52   $8,274,234 95
2014/03/04 - $3,673 +23% 58 $63   $8,277,907 96
2014/03/05 - $2,548 -31% 58 $44   $8,280,455 97
2014/03/06 - $5,182 +103% 58 $89   $8,285,637 98
2014/03/07 - $2,000 -61% 42 $48   $8,287,637 99
2014/03/08 - $3,936 +97% 42 $94   $8,291,573 100
2014/03/09 - $2,747 -30% 42 $65   $8,294,320 101
2014/03/10 - $991 -64% 42 $24   $8,295,311 102
2014/03/11 - $1,230 +24% 42 $29   $8,296,541 103
2014/03/12 - $2,202 +79% 42 $52   $8,298,743 104
2014/03/13 - $1,232 -44% 42 $29   $8,299,975 105
2014/03/14 - $1,995 +62% 23 $87   $8,301,970 106
2014/03/15 - $2,807 +41% 23 $122   $8,304,777 107
2014/03/16 - $2,454 -13% 23 $107   $8,307,231 108
2014/03/17 - $699 -72% 23 $30   $8,307,930 109
2014/03/18 - $1,535 +120% 23 $67   $8,309,465 110
2014/03/19 - $1,122 -27% 23 $49   $8,310,587 111
2014/03/20 - $1,204 +7% 23 $52   $8,311,791 112
2014/03/21 - $1,111 -8% 18 $62   $8,312,902 113
2014/03/22 - $1,715 +54% 18 $95   $8,314,617 114
2014/03/23 - $1,410 -18% 18 $78   $8,316,027 115
2014/03/24 - $3,313 +135% 18 $184   $8,319,340 116
2014/03/25 - $731 -78% 18 $41   $8,320,071 117
2014/03/26 - $1,277 +75% 18 $71   $8,321,348 118
2014/03/27 - $1,737 +36% 18 $97   $8,323,085 119

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/29 31 $105,716   4 $26,429   $105,716 7
2013/12/06 29 $100,279 -5% 4 $25,070   $205,995 14
2013/12/13 35 $57,767 -42% 4 $14,442   $263,762 21
2013/12/20 17 $2,045,706 +3,441% 975 $2,098   $2,309,468 28
2013/12/27 16 $3,696,350 +81% 975 $3,791   $6,005,818 35
2014/01/03 16 $1,479,385 -60% 1,010 $1,465   $7,485,203 42
2014/01/10 26 $411,183 -72% 363 $1,133   $7,896,386 49
2014/01/17 35 $135,066 -67% 122 $1,107   $8,031,452 56
2014/01/24 38 $72,415 -46% 102 $710   $8,103,867 63
2014/01/31 43 $61,543 -15% 77 $799   $8,165,410 70
2014/02/07 45 $35,518 -42% 46 $772   $8,200,928 77
2014/02/14 48 $32,561 -8% 34 $958   $8,233,489 84
2014/02/21 57 $19,654 -40% 33 $596   $8,253,143 91
2014/02/28 54 $32,494 +65% 58 $560   $8,285,637 98
2014/03/07 64 $14,338 -56% 42 $341   $8,299,975 105
2014/03/14 63 $11,816 -18% 23 $514   $8,311,791 112
2014/03/21 69 $11,294 -4% 18 $627   $8,323,085 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Belgium 12/18/2013 $87,848 31 31 55 $183,366 12/13/2015
France 12/18/2013 $805,308 196 214 410 $1,654,131 12/13/2015
Iceland 12/6/2013 $1,687 3 3 7 $5,003 12/13/2015
Netherlands 12/19/2013 $103,170 37 37 74 $388,686 12/13/2015
Portugal 12/12/2013 $51,539 18 18 18 $51,539 12/13/2015
South Africa 11/28/2013 $435,536 88 91 356 $1,578,275 12/13/2015
Switzerland 12/18/2013 $26,480 8 8 8 $29,007 12/13/2015
United Arab Emirates 12/26/2013 $89,494 32 32 32 $143,710 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $17,533,600
 
International Total$21,567,317 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/23/20141041,575 41,575$621,962$621,9621

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/23/2014915,864 15,864$360,280$360,2801

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