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A United Kingdom (2016)

A United Kingdom
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,519,172Details
International Box Office $6,450,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,969,172
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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 6,271 $3,519,172
All Time International Box Office 3,794 $6,450,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 5,952 $9,969,172
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 703 $3,519,172

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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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
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,620 $185,000 Mar 24, 2017 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 488 $185,000 Mar 24, 2017 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,547 $1,164 Mar 24, 2017 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,736 $303,959 Mar 17, 2017 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 417 $303,959 Mar 17, 2017 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,768 $1,183 Mar 17, 2017 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,848 $531,658 Mar 10, 2017 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 309 $531,658 Mar 10, 2017 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,537 $1,677 Mar 10, 2017 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,381 $632,123 Mar 3, 2017 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 313 $632,123 Mar 3, 2017 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,361 $2,333 Mar 3, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,198 $507,125 Feb 24, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 415 $507,125 Feb 24, 2017 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,244 $3,427 Feb 24, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,004 $267,179 Feb 17, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 692 $267,179 Feb 17, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,103 $5,937 Feb 17, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,624 $66,510 Feb 10, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,845 $66,510 Feb 10, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 626 $16,628 Feb 10, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 893 $16,628 Feb 10, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 6 $16,628 Feb 10, 2017 3
Never Wide Domestic 864 $3,519,172 Feb 10, 2017 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,273 $3,519,172 Feb 10, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 374 313 Feb 10, 2017 0

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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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 - $185,000 -39% 159 $1,164   $3,519,172 45

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 - $50,000 +13% 159 $314   $3,384,172 43
2017/03/25 - $84,500 +69% 159 $531   $3,468,672 44
2017/03/26 - $50,500 -40% 159 $318   $3,519,172 45

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/10 45 $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

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 87 766 $1,905,554 3/20/2017
Italy 2/3/2017 $419,024 0 0 0 $845,720 2/23/2017
New Zealand 12/9/2016 $104,808 66 67 446 $595,723 3/20/2017
Portugal 3/10/2017 $23,620 26 26 49 $41,940 3/22/2017
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $771,002 420 420 1294 $3,061,063 3/22/2017
 
International Total$6,450,000 3/22/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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