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'Long Walk to Freedom' becomes South Africa's highest grossing movie

A woman walks past a painting with the face of former South African president Nelson Mandela, central, in a street that sells African style art to tourist in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
December 05, 2013 - 6:31 AM

JOHANNESBURG - A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers say.

The film, called "Long Walk to Freedom," has already earned $427,000 (Rand 4.4 million), according to Videovision Entertainment.

The movie stars British actor Idris Elba as Mandela, the 95-year-old liberation struggle icon. It's based on his autobiography with the same title.

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