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Local weekend box office – Charlie’s Angels flutters to the top

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It’s been a dismal few months at the South African box office. The last time the combined weekend totals for the top ten was above the R30 million mark, was when The Lion King debuted back in July. Since then, totals have been trending downwards on an almost weekly basis, with just the occasional minor blip upwards. With that, it comes as no surprise that despite flopping everywhere else in the world, Charlie’s Angels still managed to open in the no.1 spot this weekend past.

The female-led action comedy debuted with a lacklustre R2.3 million which was enough to displace Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil from the top spot it had occupied for the last three weeks. That also meant that Joker – by far the highest total earner on the charts currently with R22 million – drops down a spot to third place. And in what should be a surprise to absolutely nobody, the biggest faller on the charts this weekend past was Terminator: Dark Fate. It may not have plummeted out the top ten like it did in the US, but the beleaguered franchise revival dropped 45% from last week.

There were two other newcomers on the charts besides for Charlie’s Angels, but both of which had limited openings. Animated family film Swift landed in sixth place, while horror flick Countdown had to settle for ninth. Neither of them really had any significant box office earnings.

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

No.Movie Name Weekend gross Percentage change Local gross Last Week's Position
1Charlie's Angels R2.3 million NE R2.3 million NE
2Maleficent: Mistress of Evil R1.2 million -18% R11.9 million 1st
3Joker R809 365 -12% R22 million 2nd -45% 4.3 million 2nd
4Gemini Man R454 543 -21% R9.2 million 4th
5Swift R372 322 NE R372 322 NE
6Abominable R324 999 -23% R6.7 million 6th
7Doctor Sleep R273 143 -37% R910 342 5th
8Countdown R254 632 NE R254 632 NE
9Blessers R222 905 -31% R2.3 million 7th

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: November 19, 2019

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