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Victoria and Abdul
Theatrical Performance (US$)
Italy Box Office $2,989,559Details
Worldwide Box Office $66,298,731Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $941,783 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $252,470 Details
Total North America Video Sales $1,194,253
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The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.


Movie Details

Italy Releases: October 27th, 2017 (Wide), released as Vittoria e Abdul
Video Release: December 5th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language.
(Rating bulletin 2471 (Cert #51001), 4/12/2017)
Running Time: 112 minutes
Keywords: Royalty, Prince/Princess, Biography, Victorian Age, India, England, British Empire, 1880s, Culture Clash
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, BBC Films, Working Title Films, Cross Street Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States


Judi Dench    Queen Victoria
Ali Fazal    Adbul Karim
Eddie Izzard    Bertie, Prince of Wales
Adeel Akhtar    Mohammed
Michael Gambon    Lord Salisbury
Tim Pigott-Smith    Sir Henry Ponsonby
Simon Callow    Mr. Puccini
Julian Wadham    Alick Yorke
Olivia Williams    Jane Spencer
Fenella Woolgar    Miss Phipps
Jonathan Harden    The Kaiser
Paul Higgins    Sir James Reid
Robin Soans    Arthur Bigge
Ruth McCabe    Mrs. Tuck

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Stephen Frears
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Producer    Beeban Kidron
Producer    Tracey Seaward
Screenwriter    Lee Hall
Story based on the book by    Shrabani Basu
Executive Producer    Lee Hall
Executive Producer    Amelia Granger
Executive Producer    Liza Chasin
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Joe Oppenheimer
Director of Photography    Danny Cohen
Production Designer    Alan MacDonald
Editor    Melanie Ann Oliver
Costume Designer    Consolata Boyle
Make-up and Hair Designer    Daniel Phillips
Composer    Thomas Newman
Co-hair designer    Loulia Sheppard

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Victoria and Abdul Trailer

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Historical drama starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, directed by Stephen Frears opens September 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 4 $975,388   0     $976,068 1
2017/11/03 7 $756,081 -22% 0     $2,341,730 2
2017/11/10 12 $238,035 -69% 0     $2,743,803 3
2017/11/17 17 $80,763 -66% 0     $2,919,526 4
2017/11/24 - $40,053 -50% 27 $1,483   $2,945,549 5
2017/12/01 - $17,893 -55% 13 $1,376   $2,972,627 6
2017/12/08 - $9,563 -47% 10 $956   $2,989,559 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 11/23/2017 $105,866 54 54 121 $248,547 1/18/2018
Australia 9/15/2017 $1,514,939 337 337 2048 $6,713,244 2/15/2018
Austria 9/29/2017 $33,167 30 37 236 $217,310 12/29/2017
Belgium 10/20/2017 $101,769 24 27 216 $407,730 1/4/2018
Bolivia 12/21/2017 $4,588 10 10 11 $11,842 1/4/2018
Brazil 11/17/2017 $224,933 55 61 226 $655,363 2/1/2018
Bulgaria 9/28/2017 $16,923 0 6 8 $67,046 11/16/2017
Central America 12/7/2017 $51,754 28 28 47 $130,290 2/8/2018
Chile 1/11/2018 $31,309 9 9 30 $93,043 2/8/2018
Colombia 11/17/2017 $24,416 20 20 50 $72,818 12/29/2017
Croatia 9/28/2017 $11,037 4 4 9 $35,121 11/30/2017
Cyprus 9/14/2017 $0 0 6 12 $20,096 10/18/2017
Denmark 11/3/2017 $205,811 110 111 560 $1,319,436 1/18/2018
Ecuador 11/17/2017 $11,366 18 18 50 $32,703 12/15/2017
Egypt 9/13/2017 $0 0 1 6 $10,604 11/9/2017
Estonia 9/22/2017 $0 0 13 26 $44,064 11/2/2017
Finland 9/29/2017 $66,003 63 63 228 $299,001 12/29/2017
France 10/6/2017 $51,509 174 174 888 $1,279,133 12/7/2017
Germany 9/29/2017 $55,685 305 327 2417 $3,789,639 2/22/2018
Greece 9/14/2017 $0 0 9 19 $213,324 10/26/2017
Hong Kong 10/20/2017 $89,845 12 12 44 $259,220 12/15/2017
Hungary 9/21/2017 $0 0 14 86 $166,159 12/7/2017
India 10/13/2017 $124,408 200 200 228 $237,918 11/30/2017
Israel 10/5/2017 $167,239 39 39 174 $682,599 12/29/2017
Italy 10/27/2017 $975,388 0 27 50 $2,989,559 12/15/2017
Lebanon 9/14/2017 $0 0 2 4 $48,355 10/24/2017
Lithuania 9/22/2017 $8,031 92 92 122 $20,893 11/2/2017
Malaysia 11/3/2017 $21,366 9 12 42 $79,181 12/15/2017
Mexico 11/24/2017 $63,918 43 73 189 $230,074 2/15/2018
Middle East Region 9/15/2017 $72,000 0 10 27 $232,835 12/7/2017
Netherlands 9/22/2017 $133,819 72 81 678 $1,317,467 2/15/2018
New Zealand 9/15/2017 $300,727 127 127 757 $1,412,924 12/7/2017
North America 9/22/2017 $158,845 4 1060 5989 $22,245,070
Norway 9/22/2017 $0 0 41 77 $137,114 11/9/2017
Pakistan 10/13/2017 $12,637 28 28 62 $49,182 11/30/2017
Paraguay 11/9/2017 $6,833 8 8 23 $25,807 12/29/2017
Peru 12/15/2017 $29,289 13 13 20 $65,029 1/11/2018
Philippines 10/6/2017 $11,100 7 7 18 $82,482 10/24/2017
Poland 9/15/2017 $128,000 0 53 109 $428,011 11/24/2017
Portugal 9/29/2017 $52,022 36 36 162 $308,963 12/6/2017
Romania 9/22/2017 $0 0 41 109 $112,621 11/24/2017
Russia (CIS) 12/15/2017 $298,377 317 317 717 $608,099 2/15/2018
Serbia and Montenegro 9/21/2017 $0 0 8 22 $32,062 11/2/2017
Singapore 11/10/2017 $57,250 14 14 29 $128,070 12/21/2017
Slovenia 9/21/2017 $0 0 6 25 $36,352 11/16/2017
South Africa 9/29/2017 $27,520 33 33 147 $194,571 2/1/2018
South Korea 10/19/2017 $0 0 144 153 $67,154 11/24/2017
Spain 9/22/2017 $642,153 211 280 991 $2,146,903 12/15/2017
Sweden 9/22/2017 $109,000 0 81 252 $615,635 12/15/2017
Switzerland 9/28/2017 $38,807 56 56 382 $886,866 1/18/2018
Switzerland (French Speaking) 10/6/2017 $46,000 0 0 0 $46,000 10/9/2017
Switzerland (German Speaking) 9/29/2017 $116,000 39 39 39 $116,000 10/5/2017
Switzerland (Italian Speaking) 10/26/2017 $0 0 4 22 $47,383 1/18/2018
Taiwan 11/3/2017 $84,432 31 46 82 $210,006 12/7/2017
Thailand 10/12/2017 $53,269 17 17 72 $163,732 11/16/2017
Trinidad 10/4/2017 $4,663 11 11 40 $57,690 11/9/2017
United Arab Emirates 9/15/2017 $87,000 0 2 4 $149,428 12/15/2017
United Kingdom 9/15/2017 $2,507,766 605 615 3228 $13,941,914 2/14/2018
Uruguay 11/9/2017 $9,850 8 12 35 $31,655 12/21/2017
Vietnam 11/24/2017 $8,160 69 69 120 $27,394 12/7/2017
Worldwide Total$66,298,731 2/22/2018

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