Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

December 9, 2022
1hr 58min
Status: released

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  • The film is based on the stage musical of the same name by Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly, which in turn was based on the 1988 novel Matilda by Roald Dahl.
  • It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following Matilda (1996).
  • In January 2020, the project was officially announced.
  • Production was originally planned between August and December 2020, however, this was postponed to spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Filming primarily took place at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, with locations including Bramshill House, a Grade I-listed Jacobean manor in Hampshire for Crunchem Hall; and Denham in Buckinghamshire, for scenes set in Matilda’s home village. Some production is also listed as having taken place in Ireland.
  • Originally, Ralph Fiennes was cast as Miss Trunchbull.
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical premiered at the 66th BFI London Film Festival on 5 October 2022, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 25 November, by Sony Pictures Releasing, while in the United States it received a limited theatrical release on 9 December and was available on Netflix on 25 December.
  • A sing-along edition opened across United Kingdom cinemas for a limited time starting on New Year’s Day 2023; a preview screening was shown on 17 December 2022, in aid of MediCinema. This version began in the United States on 6 January 2023.
  • The film received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for Outstanding British Film and Best Makeup and Hair at the 76th British Academy Film Awards.
  • In its opening weekend, 25 November 2022, Matilda topped the UK box office with a gross of $5,000,505, beating the previous two weeks’ holder Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  • Matilda remained at the top of the UK box office for three consecutive weeks, until Avatar: The Way of Water. As of 9 April 2023, it grossed $34,749,194 in the United Kingdom.
  • In 2022, Matilda was the fourth highest-grossing family film in the United Kingdom, earning $22.7 million, behind Minions: The Rise of Gru ($56 million), Sing 2 ($44.1 million) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($34.7 million).