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Local weekend box office – Captain Marvel holds off newcomers again

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If you’ve seen Captain Marvel (and the box office numbers clearly show that a lot of you have), then you would know that Brie Larson’s superhero is immensely powerful. Powerful enough to not only beat Thanos, but apparently also Liam Neeson! Wow! That’s what happened this weekend past at the South African box office as Marvel’s latest blockbuster threepeated strongly in the top spot as it added just under R5 million to its coffers.

Combine with a rather big bump up for animated 2nd place holdover Wonder Park – more than likely due to the school holidays – and the Neeson-led thriller Cold Pursuit had to settle for 3rd place with a R2 million debut. It was the best of the newcomers as What Men Want and How to Train Your Dragon 3 rounded out the upper half of the charts, leaving Escape Room to debut in 6th place. The fun horror flick lost out very narrowly to Dreamworks’ animated Dragon trilogy finale (which also got a school holiday bump) as they both brought in just over R1 million.

Bringing up the rear on the charts we find Nicole Kidman-led thriller newcomer Destroyer. A limited opening meant it could only debut in 10th place as it earned just shy of R400k. It still performed better than The Kid Who Would Be King and The Bookshop though, as the last two newcomers had to settle for 12th and 13th place respectively.

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

No.Movie Name Weekend gross Percentage change Local gross Last Week's Position
1Captain Marvel R4.9 million -29% 31.6 million 1st
2Wonder Park R2.5 million +27% R6.9 million 2nd
3Cold Pursuit R2 million NE R2 million NE
4What Men Want R2 million -6% R17.6 million 3rd
5How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World R1 million +12% R23.9 million 5th
6Escape Room R1 million NE R1 million NE
7Fighting With My Family R812 663 -12% R2.5 million 6th
8A Madea Funeral R729 345 -27% R6.5 million 4th
9The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part R518 913 +13% R4.2 million 8th
10Destroyer R396 234 NE R396 234 NE

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: March 26, 2019

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