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In US Theaters Today 9 Years Ago: Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen

Exactly 9 years ago (November 11, 2005) today, the 6-time BAFTA (including a WIN for director Joe Wright, which he won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Brenda Blethyn), 2-time Golden Globes (including Best Actress nomination for Keira Knightley), and 4-time Oscar nominated film (including Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for Keira Knightley) Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was released in U.S. theaters in select cities (New York and Los Angeles), which it debuted at #10 in limited release of 215 screens in a few select cities) with a strong $2.8+ million on its first opening weekend, and according to Box Office Mojo (with an average of $13,325). Its production budget was reportedly $28 million (estimated). Twelve days later, on the 23rd of November, it expanded to a nationwide US theatrical release with an even more impressive $7,158,119 (#7, rank, 1, 299 theaters, $5,510 average). Its UK Cinema release anniversary was two months ago (September 16th), where it debuted at #1 with £2,529,947 (on 397 screens). With a $38.4 million domestic gross (and $82.7 million in foreign gross making its worldwide total of $121,147, 947), it spent a 112 days/16 weeks of theatrical release here in the U.S. Read more figures and stats here for P&P movie!



The glorious world of Jane Austen is at last brought back to the big screen in all its romance, wit, and emotional force in Pride & Prejudice. Faithful to the setting and period of the beloved novel and filmed entirely on location in the U.K., this is the first movie version of the story in 65 years.

The classic tale of love and misunderstanding unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century. The five Bennet sisters Elizabeth, or Lizzie (Keira Knightley), Jane (Rosamund Pike), Lydia (Jena Malone), Mary (Talulah Riley), and Kitty (Carey Mulligan) – have been raised well aware of their mother's (two-time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn) fixation on finding them husbands and securing set futures. The spirited and intelligent Elizabeth, however, strives to live her life with a broader perspective, as encouraged by her doting father (two-time Golden Globe Award winner Donald Sutherland).

When wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man's sophisticated circle of London friends and the influx of young militia officers, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. Eldest daughter Jane, serene and beautiful, seems poised to win Mr. Bingley's heart. For her part, Lizzie meets with the handsome and - it would seem - snobbish Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), and the battle of the sexes is joined.

Their encounters are frequent and spirited yet far from encouraging. Lizzie finds herself even less inclined to accept a marriage proposal from a distant cousin, Mr. Collins (Tom Hollander), and – supported by her father – stuns her mother and Mr. Collins by declining. When the heretofore good-natured Mr. Bingley abruptly departs for London, devastating Jane, Lizzie holds Mr. Darcy culpable for contributing to the heartbreak. But a crisis involving youngest sister Lydia soon opens Lizzie's eyes to the true nature of her relationship with Mr. Darcy.

The ensuing rush of feelings leaves no one unchanged, and inspires the Bennets and everyone around them to reaffirm what is most important in life.

Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal a Working Title production. Pride & Prejudice. Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Judi Dench.

Casting by Jina Jay. Music Supervisor, Nick Angel. Music by Dario Marianelli. Hair and Make-Up Designer, Fae Hammond. Costume Designer, Jacqueline Durran. Editor, Paul Tothill. Production Designer, Sarah Greenwood. Director of Photography, Roman Osin. Co-Producer, Jane Frazer. Executive Producers, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin. Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Screenplay by Deborah Moggach. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster. Directed by Joe Wright. A Focus Features Release.

Watch the P&P HD trailer below...
 
 [source: FilmTrailersChannel]
Watch Pride & Prejudice Diaries



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 Listen to audio clips of each track here! (via Amazon.com)  

Official Movie Posters


Character Posters

Billboard/Bus Ads
[source: KeiraWeb.com]



Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
CD cover scans

(front & back)




Plus CD booklet scans


Production Stills


Promotional Stills: Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen



Promotional Stills: 
Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet



Plus Keira & Matthew


Keira Knightley P&P Film
Review Magazine cover

[source: Longbourn Loungers]


Official P&P Wallpapers
(from the official P&P movie website)






Academy Awards FYC Ads/Promotions
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More FYC ads images as archived by Awards Daily.

For Your Consideration: Pride & Prejudice
P&P For Your Consideration (Oscar & GG FYC Ads)
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[source: Awards Daily]

DVD/HD DVD/Special DVD Collector/Blu-Ray Covers






Here are the front and back cover artwork for P&P's new Blu-ray Disc...

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   Special blu-ray package and front covers
back cover 
[source: Amazon.com]

Book cover and Bookmark


P&P Online Companion Book
[Source: Working Title Films. Also, see more Pride & Prejudice companion book online version]


or check out... Pride & Prejudice Companion Book (Screen Caps) 

Also, read and view the following...
16 Beautiful Things I love about the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film  
Photos: P&P Filming Locations (updated)
Photos: Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall as Pride & Prejudice's Pemberley and Inn at Lambton (P&P/Derbyshire filming locations)

More Publicity and Promo Stills in the following links:
Random P&P Related Links of Interest
And many more previously posted P&P related posts here:

Plus check out it's Total Lifetime Box Office Gross (according to Box Office Mojo).

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