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Local weekend box office – Captain Marvel still flying high

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Captain Marvel has spent a second weekend at the top of the South African box office charts. And it’s apparently quite lonely up there as newcomers failed to make much of an impact while the Marvel superhero blockbuster experienced only a 36% drop as it held on with a very impressive R7 million. This didn’t leave too much else for the other movies, but in true SA form it was a family animated film that managed to come off the best.

Wonder Park earned just shy of R2 million, which is actually much more than I thought it would make. Of course, it was the start of the school holidays this past weekend, so we had more young’uns about. What was really surprising though is that What Men Want is still doing as good as it is, dropping only 23% in its 4th week on the charts. It added another R1.5 million as it rounded out the top 3.

Just past the halfway mark we find our second newcomer in Fighting With My Family. The professional wrestling biopic has surprised many with just how good it is. I spoke to a bunch of you guys who attended our screening last week, and the response was very positive. I’m hoping this meant that you guys went out and spread the word as the film earned R917k from just 47 cinemas, giving it the 2nd-largest per-theatre-average on the charts.

Another film with a limited opening was Deep End, but the local surfing drama did not have the fortune of its peer. It opened to a meagre R212k from 26 cinemas. Consider this one sunk already.

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 R7 million -36% R21.3 million 1st
2Wonder Park R1.9 million NE R1.9 million NE
3What Men Want R1.5 million -23% R14.8 million 2nd
4A Madea Funeral R998 917 -16% R5 million 4th
5How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World R949 449 million -30% R21.6 million 3rd
6Fighting With My Family R917 536 NE R917 536 million NE
7The Upside R459 257 -20% R9.5 million 6th
8The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part R455 758 -55% R3.2 million 5th
9Green Book R240 012 -30% R2.7 million 7th
10Deep End R212 131 NE R212 131 NE

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: March 19, 2019


  1. I might need to go see Captain Marvel again. My mom wants to see it and there does not seem to be anyone else to go with her 🙁


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