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A United Kingdom (2016)

A United Kingdom
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,902,185Details
International Box Office $7,108,330Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,010,515
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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 6,301-6,400) 6,323 $3,902,185
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,034 $7,108,330
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,005 $11,010,515
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 601-700) 684 $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 69 $16,628 Feb 10, 2017 3

Leading Cast

   Seretse Khama
   Ruth Williams

Supporting Cast

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 Ogunbanjo*    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

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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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

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A United Kingdom Trailer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/02/10 46 $66,510   4 $16,628   $66,510 1
2017/02/17 31 $267,179 +302% 45 $5,937   $357,321 2
2017/02/24 20 $507,125 +90% 148 $3,427   $986,625 3
2017/03/03 19 $632,123 +25% 271 $2,333   $1,814,372 4
2017/03/10 20 $531,658 -16% 317 $1,677   $2,611,946 5
2017/03/17 22 $303,959 -43% 257 $1,183   $3,162,212 6
2017/03/24 30 $187,253 -38% 159 $1,178   $3,521,425 7
2017/03/31 32 $80,413 -57% 86 $935   $3,696,378 8
2017/04/07 41 $42,591 -47% 57 $747   $3,779,575 9
2017/04/14 49 $18,975 -55% 31 $612   $3,822,673 10
2017/04/21 53 $16,667 -12% 25 $667   $3,856,854 11
2017/04/28 59 $10,309 -38% 20 $515   $3,879,951 12
2017/05/05 66 $5,750 -44% 12 $479   $3,890,865 13
2017/05/12 79 $3,205 -44% 10 $321   $3,896,030 14
2017/05/19 - $1,070 -67% 3 $357   $3,901,630 15

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 15 $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 GrossWeek
2017/02/10 45 $90,142   4 $22,536   $90,142 1
2017/02/17 32 $389,358 +332% 45 $8,652   $479,500 2
2017/02/24 20 $702,749 +80% 148 $4,748   $1,182,249 3
2017/03/03 18 $898,039 +28% 271 $3,314   $2,080,288 4
2017/03/10 20 $777,965 -13% 317 $2,454   $2,858,253 5
2017/03/17 20 $475,919 -39% 257 $1,852   $3,334,172 6
2017/03/24 28 $281,793 -41% 159 $1,772   $3,615,965 7
2017/03/31 31 $121,019 -57% 86 $1,407   $3,736,984 8
2017/04/07 40 $66,714 -45% 57 $1,170   $3,803,698 9
2017/04/14 49 $36,489 -45% 31 $1,177   $3,840,187 10
2017/04/21 49 $29,455 -19% 25 $1,178   $3,869,642 11
2017/04/28 60 $15,473 -47% 20 $774   $3,885,115 12
2017/05/05 68 $7,710 -50% 12 $643   $3,892,825 13
2017/05/12 71 $7,735 n/c 11 $703   $3,900,560 14
2017/05/19 79 $1,625 -79% 3 $542   $3,902,185 15

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
South Korea 1/25/2018 $0 0 105 151 $102,722 3/15/2018
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$7,108,330 3/15/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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