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A United Kingdom (2016)

A United Kingdom
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,902,185Details
International Box Office $7,005,608Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,907,793
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Synopsis

The true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,205 $3,902,185
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,802 $7,005,608
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,817 $10,907,793
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 601-700) 663 $3,902,185

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 10th, 2017 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 9th, 2016 (Wide), released as United Kingdom, A (New Zealand)
February 3rd, 2017 (Wide), released as A United Kingdom - L'amore che ha cambiato la storia (Italy)
March 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Um Reino Unido (Portugal)
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Video Release: May 23rd, 2017 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2451 (Cert #50694), 11/16/2016)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: 1940s, Royalty, Interracial Romance, United Kingdom, Africa, Romance, Political, Apartheid, Forbidden Romance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Pathe, BBC Films, Ingenious Media, BFI, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, Yoruba Saxon, Harbinger Pictures, A Perfect Weekend, Film United
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 24 $16,628 Feb 10, 2017 3

Cast

   Seretse Khama
   Ruth Williams
Jack Davenport    Sir Alistair Canning
Tom Felton    Rufus Lancaster
Laura Carmichael    Muriel
Terry Pheto    Naledi
Jessica Oyelowo    Lady Lilly Canning
Arnold Oceng    Charles
Nicholas Rowe    Fenner Brockway
Anton Lesser    Prime Minister Attlee
Anastasia Hille    Dot Williams
Jack Lowden    Tony Benn
Merveille Lukeba    Joe
Nicholas Lyndhurst    George Williams
Vusi Kunene    Tshekedi Khama
Charlotte Hope    Olivia Lancaster
Theo Landey    Michael Nash
Abena Ayivor    Ella Khama
Zackary Momoh    Oluwo
Billy Boyle    Reverend James Manners
Kevin Hand    Manager
Raymond Burnet    Reverend Leonard Patterson
Joseph Makwinja    Morgan
Michael Howe    Terence Bernard
Madison Manowe    Baby Jacqueline
Motheo Motalaote    Baby Jacqueline
Chelsea J. Scott    Baby Jacqueline
Donald Molosi    Kabelo
Julian Firth    Mr. Speaker
Duncan Wisbey    Commonwealth Under-Secretary
Rupert Vansittart    Sir Ian Fraser
James Northcote    Roberts
Justice Moilwa    Young Man
Motshereganyi Sefanyetso    Dr. Moikangao
Gareth Matthews    Station Master
Femi Oguns    Man from Rhodesia
Letsomo La Tshipa    Village Headman
Sophie Matlapeng    Lesedi
Tapologo Manche    Woman in Rondavel
Anthony Kaye    Sefu
Will Featherstone    Reporter
Danny Babington    Reporter
Dave Perry    Idiot
Dean Roberts    Idiot
Craig Whittaker    Idiot
Ookeditse Mosenki    African Girl
Paul Putner    Porter
Kgomotso Tshwenyego    Midwife
John Mazabathi Mokandla    Naledi Village Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Guy Hibbert
Producer    Rick McCallum
Producer    David Oyelowo
Producer    Peter Heslop
Producer    Brunson Green
Producer    Justin Moore-Lewy
Producer    Charlie Mason
Executive Producer    Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Natascha Wharton
Executive Producer    Eleanor Clark Windo
Executive Producer    Guy Hibbert
Story based on the book ‘Colour Bar’ by    Susan Williams
Cinematographer    Sam McCurdy
Production Designer    Simon Bowles
Editor    Jon Gregory
Editor    Jonathan Amos
Costume Designer    Jenny Beavan
Costume Designer    Anushia Nieradzik
Make-up and Hair Designer    Meg Tanner
Composer    Patrick Doyle
Casting Director    Sasha Robertson
Line Producer    Veronika Lencova
First Assistant Director    Edoardo Ferretti
Assistant Casting Director    Sarah Trevis
Script Supervisor    Jana Nemcekova
Second Assistant Director    Alessia Silvetti
Supervising Location Manager    Jason Wheeler
Sound Mixer    Igor Pokorny
Set Decorator    Rebecca Alleway
Make up    Simone Stubbs
Art Director    Justin Warburton-Brown
Art Director    Karl Probert
Costume Supervisor    Marco Scotti
Visual Effects Supervisor    Hugh MacDonald
Visual Effects Producer    Fiona Foster
Visual Effects Supervisor    James Fleming
Visual Effects Executive Producer    Kris Wright
Supervising Sound Designer    James Mather
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Prestwood Smith
Re-recording Mixer    James Mather
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Sound Effects Editor    Jed Loughran
Dialogue/ADR Editor    Lee Herrick
Foley Mixer    Julien Pirrie
Music Editor    Andy Glen
Music Supervisor    Karen Elliott
Stunt Coordinator    Ray Nicholas

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A United Kingdom Trailer

January 30th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/10 46 $66,510   4 $16,628   $66,510 3
2017/02/17 31 $267,179 +302% 45 $5,937   $357,321 10
2017/02/24 20 $507,125 +90% 148 $3,427   $986,625 17
2017/03/03 19 $632,123 +25% 271 $2,333   $1,814,372 24
2017/03/10 20 $531,658 -16% 317 $1,677   $2,611,946 31
2017/03/17 22 $303,959 -43% 257 $1,183   $3,162,212 38
2017/03/24 30 $187,253 -38% 159 $1,178   $3,521,425 45
2017/03/31 32 $80,413 -57% 86 $935   $3,696,378 52
2017/04/07 41 $42,591 -47% 57 $747   $3,779,575 59
2017/04/14 49 $18,975 -55% 31 $612   $3,822,673 66
2017/04/21 53 $16,667 -12% 25 $667   $3,856,854 73
2017/04/28 59 $10,309 -38% 20 $515   $3,879,951 80
2017/05/05 66 $5,750 -44% 12 $479   $3,890,865 87
2017/05/12 79 $3,205 -44% 10 $321   $3,896,030 94
2017/05/19 - $1,070 -67% 3 $357   $3,901,630 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/10 - $18,389   4 $4,597   $18,389 1
2017/02/11 - $30,515 +66% 4 $7,629   $48,904 2
2017/02/12 - $17,606 -42% 4 $4,402   $66,510 3
2017/02/13 - $4,984 -72% 4 $1,246   $71,494 4
2017/02/14 - $8,990 +80% 4 $2,248   $80,484 5
2017/02/15 - $5,000 -44% 4 $1,250   $85,484 6
2017/02/16 - $4,658 -7% 4 $1,165   $90,142 7
2017/02/17 - $60,093 +1,190% 45 $1,335   $150,235 8
2017/02/18 - $125,645 +109% 45 $2,792   $275,880 9
2017/02/19 - $81,441 -35% 45 $1,810   $357,321 10
2017/02/20 - $52,261 -36% 45 $1,161   $409,582 11
2017/02/21 - $24,978 -52% 45 $555   $434,560 12
2017/02/22 - $23,313 -7% 45 $518   $457,873 13
2017/02/23 - $21,627 -7% 45 $481   $479,500 14
2017/02/24 - $149,862 +593% 148 $1,013   $629,362 15
2017/02/25 - $248,918 +66% 148 $1,682   $878,280 16
2017/02/26 - $108,345 -56% 148 $732   $986,625 17
2017/02/27 - $47,675 -56% 148 $322   $1,034,300 18
2017/02/28 - $56,265 +18% 148 $380   $1,090,565 19
2017/03/01 - $46,334 -18% 148 $313   $1,136,899 20
2017/03/02 - $45,350 -2% 148 $306   $1,182,249 21
2017/03/03 - $168,188 +271% 271 $621   $1,350,437 22
2017/03/04 - $290,168 +73% 271 $1,071   $1,640,605 23
2017/03/05 - $173,767 -40% 271 $641   $1,814,372 24
2017/03/06 - $60,968 -65% 271 $225   $1,875,340 25
2017/03/07 - $80,744 +32% 271 $298   $1,956,084 26
2017/03/08 - $63,909 -21% 271 $236   $2,019,993 27
2017/03/09 - $60,295 -6% 271 $222   $2,080,288 28
2017/03/10 - $143,058 +137% 317 $451   $2,223,346 29
2017/03/11 - $240,319 +68% 317 $758   $2,463,665 30
2017/03/12 - $148,281 -38% 317 $468   $2,611,946 31
2017/03/13 - $56,800 -62% 317 $179   $2,668,746 32
2017/03/14 - $68,175 +20% 317 $215   $2,736,921 33
2017/03/15 - $63,187 -7% 317 $199   $2,800,108 34
2017/03/16 - $58,145 -8% 317 $183   $2,858,253 35
2017/03/17 - $76,794 +32% 257 $299   $2,935,047 36
2017/03/18 - $144,306 +88% 257 $562   $3,079,353 37
2017/03/19 - $82,859 -43% 257 $322   $3,162,212 38
2017/03/20 - $33,304 -60% 257 $130   $3,195,516 39
2017/03/21 - $52,964 +59% 257 $206   $3,248,480 40
2017/03/22 - $41,588 -21% 257 $162   $3,290,068 41
2017/03/23 - $44,104 +6% 257 $172   $3,334,172 42
2017/03/24 - $48,269 +9% 159 $304   $3,382,441 43
2017/03/25 - $83,633 +73% 159 $526   $3,466,074 44
2017/03/26 - $55,351 -34% 159 $348   $3,521,425 45
2017/03/27 - $19,237 -65% 159 $121   $3,540,662 46
2017/03/28 - $29,779 +55% 159 $187   $3,570,441 47
2017/03/29 - $23,174 -22% 159 $146   $3,593,615 48
2017/03/30 - $22,350 -4% 159 $141   $3,615,965 49
2017/03/31 - $24,102 +8% 86 $280   $3,640,067 50
2017/04/01 - $36,308 +51% 86 $422   $3,676,375 51
2017/04/02 - $20,003 -45% 86 $233   $3,696,378 52
2017/04/03 - $8,015 -60% 86 $93   $3,704,393 53
2017/04/04 - $10,763 +34% 86 $125   $3,715,156 54
2017/04/05 - $10,498 -2% 86 $122   $3,725,654 55
2017/04/06 - $11,330 +8% 86 $132   $3,736,984 56
2017/04/07 - $11,646 +3% 57 $204   $3,748,630 57
2017/04/08 - $19,489 +67% 57 $342   $3,768,119 58
2017/04/09 - $11,456 -41% 57 $201   $3,779,575 59
2017/04/10 - $4,694 -59% 57 $82   $3,784,269 60
2017/04/11 - $6,660 +42% 57 $117   $3,790,929 61
2017/04/12 - $5,922 -11% 57 $104   $3,796,851 62
2017/04/13 - $6,847 +16% 57 $120   $3,803,698 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/10 46 $90,142   4 $22,536   $90,142 7
2017/02/17 31 $389,358 +332% 45 $8,652   $479,500 14
2017/02/24 20 $702,749 +80% 148 $4,748   $1,182,249 21
2017/03/03 18 $898,039 +28% 271 $3,314   $2,080,288 28
2017/03/10 20 $777,965 -13% 317 $2,454   $2,858,253 35
2017/03/17 20 $475,919 -39% 257 $1,852   $3,334,172 42
2017/03/24 28 $281,793 -41% 159 $1,772   $3,615,965 49
2017/03/31 31 $121,019 -57% 86 $1,407   $3,736,984 56
2017/04/07 40 $66,714 -45% 57 $1,170   $3,803,698 63
2017/04/14 49 $36,489 -45% 31 $1,177   $3,840,187 70
2017/04/21 49 $29,455 -19% 25 $1,178   $3,869,642 77
2017/04/28 60 $15,473 -47% 20 $774   $3,885,115 84
2017/05/05 68 $7,710 -50% 12 $643   $3,892,825 91
2017/05/12 71 $7,735 n/c 11 $703   $3,900,560 98
2017/05/19 78 $1,625 -79% 3 $542   $3,902,185 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/28/2016 $8,342 2 87 787 $1,872,110 4/10/2017
Italy 2/3/2017 $419,024 0 0 0 $845,720 2/23/2017
Netherlands 3/31/2017 $48,725 38 41 186 $249,024 5/4/2017
New Zealand 12/9/2016 $104,808 66 67 453 $593,575 4/10/2017
Portugal 3/10/2017 $23,620 26 26 63 $63,183 4/14/2017
Spain 5/5/2017 $73,883 100 101 282 $228,659 6/2/2017
Turkey 4/7/2017 $15,362 27 27 27 $15,362 4/25/2017
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $771,002 420 420 1296 $3,137,975 3/29/2017
 
International Total$7,005,608 6/2/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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