Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'A Royal Affair' Takes Princely Sum at the Box Office

Courtesy of Madman Entertainment.

In its fifth week of release, Danish film A ROYAL AFFAIR has passed $1 million at the Australian box office, currently sitting on $1,105,727. A ROYAL AFFAIR is the highest grossing Danish language film ever released in Australia, and one of only two foreign language films released locally this year to pass the $1 million mark.

Madman Entertainment is thrilled with the film’s success in a year which has been highly congested with a number of large blockbuster releases. Madman Managing Director Paul Wiegard commented “We are thrilled with the way in which this film has enchanted local audiences. It is proof that captivating stories driven by bold performances can strike a chord with cinema-goers regardless of language barriers.”

With audiences still attending in high numbers the box office total is expected to grow substantially over the coming weeks as excellent audience word of mouth continues to spread, following on from rave reviews across a number of media publications.

The box office success of A ROYAL AFFAIR comes on the back of its world premiere at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival, where it won two Silver Bear Awards, one for Best Script and another for Best Actor (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard).

If you are yet to see A ROYAL AFFAIR, it is an excellent period drama and will continue to screen at Palace (Norton St. and Verona) and Dendy (Opera Quays) cinemas, amongst others, in Sydney next week.


  1. I'm not sure what how things work in Australia, but isn't summer usually filled with blockbusters?I'm not sure what was so different about this one in terms of movie releases

    1. It was released right in the middle of the blockbuster season but to a very limited release. I work at a small indie cinema and it has done very well. Noticeably improving each week rather than starting strong and dying away as many blockbusters have. It has outlasted some of the big blockbusters actually, and surpassing $1 million is a good effort in Aus. small market.