Les miserables Les Misérables is a 2012 British romantic musical historical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo and is bout the French revaluation.The film is directed by Tom Hooper, scripted by William Nicholson, Boublil, Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, and stars a very famous cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried. The film premiered in London on 5 December 2012, and was released on 25 December 2012 in the United States, on 26 December 2012 in Australia, and on 11 January 2013 in the United Kingdom. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Hugh Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Anne Hathaway. Not only that but it also won British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA, received eight Academy Award nominations and and won three, for Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Supporting Actress. The film tht was meant to be made in 1992 was abandoned until 2005 when interest in turning the musical into a film adaptation had begun. In 2009, producer Eric Fellner began negotiations with Mackintosh to acquire the film's rights and concluded it near the end of 2011. Nicholson then wrote the draft within six weeks time.In March 2011, director Tom Hooper began negotiations to direct Les Misérables from the screenplay by William Nicholson, Production on the film officially began in June. in September 2011 to January 2012 the cast had finally been chosen and everyone had specific roles.With a production budget of $61 million filming locations in England included Boughton House, Winchester College, Winchester Cathedral Close, Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth, Chatham Dockyard,St Mary the Virgin Church, Ewelme, South Oxfordshire and Pinewood Studios. The first taster of them film was shown on 26 April 2012 and was a clip of Anne Hathaway singing "I dreamed a dream". The film's vocals were recorded live on set using live piano accompaniments played through earpieces as a guide, with the orchestral accompaniment recorded in post-production, rather than the traditional method where the film's musical soundtracks are usually pre-recorded and played back on set to which actors lip-sync.On 27 August 2012, it was announced that recording sessions for Les Misérables would begin in London on 10 October and featured a 70-piece orchestra. On 30 May 2012, the film's first teaser trailer debuted online, on 20 September 2012, an extended first look was released on the film's official Facebook page. On 24 September 2012, a new poster for the film was released on the film's official Facebook page. The poster featured young Cosette, played by Isabelle Allen. Posters featuring Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, and Cosette were later released on 12 October, with more posters of Thénardiers and Marius released on 1 November 2012. Les Misérables was originally going to be released on 7 December 2012 before it was moved to 14 December; however, on 18 September 2012, the film's release date was moved back to 25 December, so as not to conflict with the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opened on 14 December. Because of this, it opened alongside Django Unchained. Release date for the United Kingdom was 11 January 2013.On 23 November 2012, Les Misérables was screened for the first time at the Lincoln Center in New York City, which received a standing ovation from the crowd.This was followed by a screening the next day in Los Angeles, which also received positive reviews.Les Misérables premiered on 5 December 2012, at the Empire, Leicester Square in London. Red carpet footage was screened live online in an event hosted by Michael Ball, the original Marius of the West End. The film was released in select IMAX theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal. Les Misérables earned $148,809,770 in North America and $293,000,000 in other territories for a worldwide total of $441,809,770. In North America, Les Misérables opened on 25 December 2012 in 2,808 theatres, placing first at the box office with $18.1 million.This amount broke the record for the highest opening day gross for a musical film, previously held by High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and was also the second highest opening day gross for a film released on Christmas Day. It earned $27.3 million in its opening weekend, placing third behind Django Unchained and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 11 January 2013 and earned £8.1 ($13.1) million in its opening weekend, making it the largest opening weekend for a musical film, as well as for Working Title.