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The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Lion in Winter
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,295,024Details
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Synopsis

At Christmas Court in 1183 King Henry II argues with his estranged wife, Eleanor over whether Prince John or Richard the Lionheart shall inherit the throne. Complicating matters is King Philip II of France who seeks his own fortune by demanding his daughter Alais, currently Henry’s mistress, be betrothed to Richard.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,230 $22,295,024
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,285 $22,295,024

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 30th, 1968 (Wide)
December 16th, 2016 (Limited) by Rialto Pictures
Video Release: January 31st, 2006 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 134 minutes
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Keywords: Royalty, Medieval, England, Inheritance, Infidelity, Political, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation, Haworth Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Henry II
   Eleanor of Aquitane

Supporting Cast

Jane Merrow    Princess Alais
John Castle    Prince Geoffrey
Timothy Dalton    King Philip of France
Anthony Hopkins    Richard the Lionhearted
Nigel Stock    William Marshall
Nigel Terry    Prince John
Kenneth Griffith    Strolling Player
Kenneth Ives    Eleanor’s Husband

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
James Goldman    Screenwriter
James Goldman    Based on a play by
Martin Poll    Producer
Jane C. Nusbaum    Producer
Joseph E. Levine    Producer
John Barry    Composer
Douglas Slocombe    Cinematographer
Peter Murton    Art Director
Peter James    Art Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/16 53 $5,339   2 $2,670   $22,282,314 2,512
2016/12/23 49 $4,716 -12% 2 $2,358   $22,290,970 2,513
2016/12/30 66 $375 -92% 1 $375   $22,293,999 2,514
2017/01/20 66 $692   1 $692   $22,295,024 2,517

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 - $1,206   2 $603   $22,278,181 17,580
2016/12/17 - $2,031 +68% 2 $1,016   $22,280,212 17,581
2016/12/18 - $2,102 +3% 2 $1,051   $22,282,314 17,582
2016/12/19 - $702 -67% 2 $351   $22,283,016 17,583
2016/12/20 - $1,080 +54% 2 $540   $22,284,096 17,584
2016/12/21 - $960 -11% 2 $480   $22,285,056 17,585
2016/12/22 - $1,198 +25% 2 $599   $22,286,254 17,586
2016/12/23 - $1,288 +8% 2 $644   $22,287,542 17,587
2016/12/24 - $1,630 +27% 2 $815   $22,289,172 17,588
2016/12/25 - $1,798 +10% 1 $1,798   $22,290,970 17,589
2016/12/26 - $1,436 -20% 0     $22,292,406 17,590
2016/12/27 - $1,218 -15% 1 $1,218   $22,293,624 17,591
2016/12/30 - $92   1 $92   $22,293,716 17,594
2016/12/31 - $166 +80% 1 $166   $22,293,882 17,595
2017/01/01 - $117 -30% 1 $117   $22,293,999 17,596
2017/01/02 - $168 +44% 1 $168   $22,294,167 17,597
2017/01/03 - $21 -88% 1 $21   $22,294,188 17,598
2017/01/04 - $68 +224% 1 $68   $22,294,256 17,599
2017/01/05 - $76 +12% 1 $76   $22,294,332 17,600

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/16 60 $9,279   2 $4,640   $22,286,254 2,513
2016/12/23 63 $7,370 -21% 2 $3,685   $22,293,624 2,514
2016/12/30 68 $708 -90% 1 $708   $22,294,332 2,515

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