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South African box office chart: Suicide Squad no longer top

For the first time in several weeks, DC Comics’ Suicide Squad (review) has been knocked out of its first place position, being replaced by Mechanic Resurrection. Suicide Squad still has the current highest ticket sales, coming in at over R31.5-million in SA alone. What other movies were making waves at the South Africa box office in this weekend (2 to 4 September 2016)?

Comedy Bad Moms has gained a position from fourth to third place. Star Trek: Beyond dropped from third to fourth, which isn’t bad for a film that only had one 2D screening in SA on its opening weekend.

Suicide Squad still has the current highest ticket sales in the South African box office, at over R31.5-million.

War Dogs opened in fifth position, while Shallows has dropped from sixth to eighth position. Nine Live actually gained a few spots, jumping up one from seventh.

It’s interesting to note that there are two SA films sitting in the week’s top 10 list; Dis Koue Kos Skat is in position nine, while Noem My Skollie is in tenth position.

Here are ten most-watched movies in South Africa this past weekend:

  1. Mechanic Resurrection
  2. Suicide Squad (including 3D and Imax)
  3. Bad Moms
  4. Star Trek: Beyond (including 3D, Imax, and 4DX)
  5. War Dogs
  6. Nine Lives
  7. Pete’s Dragon (including 3D)
  8. Shallows
  9. Dis Koue Kos Skat
  10. Noem My Skollie

All stats were provided by Ster Kinekor Entertainment.

Author | Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter

Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has... More

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