‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Breaks Box Office Records In South Africa

Comments: 0  | Leave A Comment
  • advertisement
  • Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was an instant hit in South Africa.

    According to sources, the biopic based on the autobiography of the anti-apartheid leader and former South African President opened at number one and set a new record.

    Deadline reports moviegoers in Mandela’s homeland reportedly took the day off work to attend screenings in cities and in the countryside. The Videovision Entertainment release landed at the top of the box office with “751,000 rands ($73,747) for a per-screen average of 8,620 rands ($858). That’s about 23,000 admissions and is a record for a non-holiday Thursday, according to Videovision.”

    During an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, star Idris Elba said playing Mandela was a “massive challenge.”

    “I didn’t want to deface Mr. Mandela in any way, but I didn’t want to portray him in a way that wasn’t honest… the challenges were massive, but we embraced them,” he revealed.

    “It was important we had both sides, the good and the bad,” he added. “He had a very difficult life, so we weren’t expected to make an easy film.”

    1 2 Next page »

    Tags: »

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    Add Your Comment

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s