Local weekend box office – Ant-Man and the Wasp finally dethrones Incredibles 2

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For the last three weeks, Incredibles 2 has just been the biggest movie in South Africa, it somehow managed to keep getting bigger week after week as the competition all fell away. All good things must come to an end though, and it’s rather nice that this time around its being replaced by another good thing in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Marvel’s latest effort opened in the top spot this weekend past with R4.8 million, which is a reasonable debut but nothing to really go crazy over. It looks especially average when placed against Incredibles 2 which was actually still nipping at Ant-Man and the Wasp’s heels as it finished the weekend on R4.2 million. Also showing some serious staying power, Ocean’s 8 rounded out the top 3 with R2.2 million coming off one of the smallest week-to-week drops on the charts.

Down in 5th we find the only newcomer to make it into the top 10 as family film Show Dogs managed to just cross the R1 million mark. As the other newcomer, American Animals, had a very limited opening in just 15 cinemas which led to it only hitting 15th place, there really isn’t much else happening on the charts. The biggest points of interest are Breaking In’s crazy long-term legs as it only dropped 12% from last week despite this being its 6th week since release, and the fact that after 2 months of earning big bucks, Deadpool 2 has finally dropped out of the top 10.

Let’s see what the rest of the South African box office chart looks like:

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No.Movie Name Weekend gross Percentage change Local gross Last Week's Position
1Ant-Man and the Wasp R4.8 million NE R4.8 million NE
2Incredibles 2 R4.2 million -43% R41.9 million 1st
3Ocean's 8 R2.2 million -26% R13.9 million 2nd
4Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom R1.8 million -40% R27.5 million 3rd
5Show Dogs R1 million NE R1 million NE
6Book Club R683 618 -24% R2.5 million 4th
7Duck Duck Goose R573 027 -35% R2.3 million 5th
8Breaking In R462 086 -12% R7.7 million 9th
9Tag R431 491 -30% R1.5 million 7th
10The Hurricane Heist R387 829 -35% R1.3 million 8th

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: July 11, 2018

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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