The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2011 film directed by John Madden

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2011 British comedy-drama movie starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It is based on the novel These Foolish Things. John Madden is the director. This comedy-drama got very good reviews from critics. It was a box office hit. It made over $134 million worldwide.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Directed byJohn Madden
Screenplay byOl Parker
Based onThese Foolish Things
by Deborah Moggach
Produced byGraham Broadbent
Peter Czernin
StarringJudi Dench
Bill Nighy
Penelope Wilton
Dev Patel
Celia Imrie
Ronald Pickup
Tom Wilkinson
Maggie Smith
CinematographyBen Davis
Edited byChris Gill
Music byThomas Newman
Participant Media
Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ
Blueprint Pictures
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release dates
  • 30 November 2011 (2011-11-30) (SIIdC)
  • 24 February 2012 (2012-02-24) (United Kingdom)
Running time
124 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$10 million[1]
Box office$136.8 million[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012.

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