Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom which was released in South Africa on 28 November 2013, continues to perform well at the South Africa box office and has become the highest grossing biopic of all time in South Africa.
The film has earned R20 643 236 in just over 5 weeks outgrossing the entire run of the multiple Oscar-winning biopics The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady, Lincoln, Schindler’s List, A Beautiful Mind, Ray, and Gandhi; Oscar winners Walk the Line, Evita and Elizabeth and multiple Oscar nominees Invictus and Ali. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has also grossed more at the South African box office than the Multiple Oscar Winner, The Life Of Pi, which grossed R20 567 285 for its entire run in South Africa.
“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom gives audiences an opportunity to experience the amazing life of Nelson Mandela and be inspired by him. This is a film for all South Africans and we are thrilled that South African audiences have watched this epic film on the big screen at cinemas,” said producer, Anant Singh.