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Idris Elba's 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' is a Hit in South Africa

'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Enjoys Box-Office Success in South Africa

Audiences in South Africa lined up to see Idris Elba's performance in the Nelson Mandela biopic - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
South African audiences' appetite for Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba seems to be big. The movie, based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography "Long Walk To Freedom" from a screenplay by William Nicholson, was the top earner in cinemas operated by two major South African exhibition chains, Ster Kinekor and NuMetro, as well as the leading independent cinemas groups on its opening day Thursday, producers said.
The feature film was developed from the screenplay by William Nicholson, and was the top earner in many movie theaters beating the popular sequel, The Hunger Games.  The movie, features Elba as the anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician and Naomie Harris has Winnie Mandela.