Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Average Score : 69.82

Changing the world... one word at a time.

Status: Released

Release Date: 2006-04-28

Geners Drama

Production Companies Lions Gate Films 2929 Productions Out of the Blue... Entertainment Starbucks Entertainment Cinema Gypsy Productions

Production Countries United States of America,

Run time: 112 minutes

Budget: $8,000,000

Revenue: $18,948,425