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All posts tagged "South Africa Box Office Chart"

  • SA’s box office: Maze Runner fells Jumanji

    The final film in the Maze Runner trilogy has ousted Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from its four-week reign at the top. The Dylan O'Brien-led The Death Cure has proved a hit in Southern Africa -- which is good, because the film was produced in Cape Town and we'd all be very angry if audiences didn't show it some respect. We may not have water, but we have fake zombies fighting in Civic Centre, and we're glad you recognise the feat. Cape Town-shot Maze Runner: The Death Cure opened in first place this week If Cape Town killed, how did other films fare this weekend? (26 - 28 January) Jumanji is hardly shedding...

  • SA’s box office: it’s still a jungle out there

    It's the third week of 2018, and South Africa is still enamoured by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan's stint as modern teenagers trapped inside a video game. And why not? Critics have said Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is charming, nostalgic, and -- according to Vulture -- "you could do far worse". If the audience could do worse, Jumanji would struggle to do better. With just four weeks on the chart, the film has pulled in R48.6-million. That's more than Despicable Me 3 made in its entire run -- and it was the second highest-grossing film in Southern Africa last year. But are the weak...

  • South Africa’s box office: The Commuter arrives at number two

    It's box office time again! This week, things haven't changed all that much at the top of the standings. So if you're one for upsets, look away now. The juggernaut Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle remains Southern Africa's biggest movie this past weekend (12 -- 14 January), earning an additional R11-million at the box office since our last report. Liam Neeson also discovers that he can still make coin regardless of his character's mode of transport. The Commuter, which also stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) spends its first week on the chart in second place. In case...

  • South Africa’s box office: Jumanji brings in the big bucks

    Welcome to the first box office roundup of 2018! The year is already off to an interesting start as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle holds on to first place for the second week in a row. More impressive? The sequel has already claimed the title of the chart's highest life-to-date grosser with R32.3-million. To put that into perspective: In two weeks, Jumanji has bested Star Wars: The Last Jedi (on the chart for four), and has already earned more than what Justice League accumulated by its final week on the chart. In just two weeks, Jumanji has bested The Last Jedi and Justice League In fact, if Jumanji were to bow out...

  • SA’s box office: There’s no Justice Fatigue

    It's Justice League's last week at the top of South Africa's box office (Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out this Friday) and what a time it's been. The superhero film held onto number one for an impressive four weeks, and it needs the win after after pulling in the lowest worldwide gross of the DCEU franchise. But how did the other films fare this weekend? (8 - 10 December) Bad Moms Christmas couldn't sustain its opening week momentum and crashed like a hungover wine mom on Boxing Day. The film dropped two spots down to fourth, despite not competing with any chart newbies. Justice League is enjoying its...

  • South Africa’s box office: SA ❤️ JL

    Did you hear? South Africans and Justice League just spent their third weekend in a row together at the box office. It's adorable. I'm pretty sure they're going to make it Facebook official, like, next week. I've already planned my comment: "Finally!!!" It's a little cliché, but it lets people know that I knew before them, and that South Africa, Justice League and I are really close. And that's all that matters. I really think this relationship is going to last. I heard something about how this new kid -- Star Wars or whatever -- is moving here on the 15th and it may stir up some drama, but I gotta...

  • SA’s box office: Justice League reigns supreme

    If you're an avid follower of South Africa's box office, then you may have noticed a lapse in our weekly updates. This is because Ster-Kinekor Entertainment -- which provides Memeburn with the lists -- has been experiencing technical difficulties that prevented the release of the results. Unfortunately this means that, for this week, we will be unable to compare films' performances with their previous weeks -- but as soon as we have that information it will be included in our updates.  -- Justice League (review) may not be killing it as well as DC hoped -- its opening weekend was the franchise's lowest ever --...

  • SA’s box office: Kingsman 2 crowned no.1

    The much-anticipated Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle has unsurprisingly opened in top spot this weekend, pushing The Emoji Movie down from its one-week stint at number one. The "proper spy movie" has received lukewarm reviews -- levelling at exactly 50% on Rotten Tomatoes -- but the refreshing, fun-loving nostalgia of the first film has been enough to tide this sequel over. But how did the other films fare this weekend? (29 September - 1 October) Last week's champion The Emoji Movie couldn't hold on to the novelty of being a new kids movie for long and, in the battle against uber-hyped It, it stumbled. The animation fell two spots down to...

  • SA’s box office: Meh. Emoji Movie overtakes It

    If there's one type of film you do not want to compete with at the South African box office, it's the first animated kids film to open at cinemas in over a month. Here's proof: The Emoji Movie -- armed with terrible reviews, an awful trailer, and a lack of heart -- has rocketed into top spot, pushing the much-hyped It (now the highest-grossing horror film ever) out of first after only one week at the top. The Emoji Movie has now made US$185-million from a US$50-million budget. I hope we're all proud of ourselves. But were the others on the chart spared its wrath this...

  • SA box office: The Dark Tower rises over charts

    The Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower -- starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey -- has opened in first place on the South African charts despite an underwhelming debut in the US. The film has taken over a decade to make it to screen, and it seems audiences have deemed the wait worth it: The Dark Tower has already pulled in US$107-million from a US$60-million budget. It's unlikely the film will see a second week at the top, though: other Stephen King adaptation It is sure to topple any competition when it opens this Friday. If The Dark Tower maintains its popularity, though, King is likely to take home gold and silver next weekend. So how...

  • SA box office: American Made in Hitman’s shade

    Hitman's Bodyguard has held on to the top spot for the third weekend in a row after a relatively boring week at the movies. Competing with newcomer American Made (starring Tom Cruise as a commercial pilot recruited by the CIA and later by a drug cartel), the comedy needed only Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds' star power to sell itself to South Africans for yet another week. But did anything remotely interesting happen this weekend? (1 - 3 September) Surprisingly, yes. The little-indie-animation-that-could Son of Bigfoot has entered its fourth week in third place, where it debuted last month. The Belgian feature could just outdo Keeping Up with the...

  • South Africa’s box office: Son of Bigfoot strong, but Girls Trip stronger

    Girls Trip has held on tight to the top spot it won last week, refusing to kneel to competition like Baby Driver (in second) and newcomer Son of Bigfoot. The animated film about a half-human half-Bigfoot son (don't think about it too hard) debuted in third as the first kids movie to open in three weeks (which is like five years in kids' time). But how did the other films crack on this weekend? (11 to 13 August) The introduction of the Bigfoot-hybrid meant that Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (review) was pushed down one spot into fourth. The war epic is currently Nolan's sixth highest grosser as director, behind his Batman works, Inception and Interstellar. Son of...

  • South Africa’s box office: Girls Trip arrives at number one

    Chick flick Girls Trip has smashed into first place this weekend despite its small budget and macho competition. Opening just ahead of Edgar Wright's much-hyped Baby Driver, the women-led film surpassed expectations both locally and abroad, pulling in US$90-million on a US$20-million budget in two weeks. Baby Driver has hardly had a bad run, though, and has so far made US$154-million from US$34-million in just over a month. But how did the other films fare this weekend? (4 to 6 August) The tag-teaming opening duo fought well and pushed Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Dunkirk (review) down to third after just one week at the top. The war epic places Harry Style's...

  • South Africa’s box office: Dunkirk done did it

    Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk met the praise of many a critic but now it has passed the ultimate test: the South African audience. Kicking Despicable Me 3 down to second after it lost its school holiday mojo, Dunkirk soared right into first place (get it? Because there are planes in it? I'm a history buff). The film -- which will almost certainly be Oscar-nominated -- has already doubled its budget, pulling in US$232-million worldwide. But how did the other films fair this weekend (that's another plane joke)? (28 to 30 July) Last week's top three all shifted down one spot to make room for Dunkirk: Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in third,...

  • South Africa’s box office: Valerian bombs as the kids have their say

    It was the last weekend of public school holidays, and South Africa's children were not going back to school until they had assured their faves' rightful places at the top of the charts. The box office has always been a top priority for today's youth, and kids across the country have been spending their breaks planning this like a coup. And they did it: they've got control. But what did this mean for our charts this weekend? (21 to 23 July) The school holidays closed with Despicable Me 3 still in top spot after being pushed to second two weeks ago. The animated classic that...