The international success of Nikolaj Arcel’s critically acclaimed and award-winning drama "A Royal Affair" continues. The film recently opened in Australia, and in just two weeks it has become the highest grossing Danish language film of all time at the Australian box office, grossing in over $540.000 and thus beating titles such as "Italian for Beginners" and "After the Wedding".
In the UK "A Royal Affair" is equally making B.O. history. Currently in its 4th week and with over £ 290.000 in B.O, the film surpasses previous record-holders like "The Celebration", "The Idiots" and "Mifune" – making it the biggest Danish language film in Britain of all time.
Next English-speaking territory to release the film is the US in November with Magnolia on board.
"A Royal Affair" has been sold to over 78 countries and premiered worldwide at the 62th Berlinale, where it won the Silver Bear for Best Script (Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg) and Best Actor (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). The film opened domestically in March this year. Here the film went straight to #1 and has to date grossed over 600.000 USD.
"A Royal Affair" is produced by Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, and Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa Entertainments with support from the Danish Film Institute.