Local Weekend Box Office Report: Cars 3 revs up a win

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Another week, another lack of official box office numbers for South Africa. This is getting a little annoying. What does make me feel better though is that I can finally report that some sense has returned to the world as the fantastic Wonder Woman is charting above the terrible The Mummy at last. Those are only the 2nd and 3rd place spots respectively.

Taking pole position this weekend past was in fact Cars 3, Pixar’s latest entry in their animated franchise. This comes as no surprise at all, as animated films have always performed strongly with local audiences. I do expect that victory to be short-lived though as Transformers: The Last Knight opens this coming Friday, and audiences will undoubtedly flock to that despite it being possibly the worst movie we’ve seen this year.

As for other newcomers, sandwiched smack dab in the middle is R-rated female comedy Rough Night, which has been underperforming across the rest of the globe as well. One step away from bringing up the rear is The Hunter’s Prayer, a new thriller starring Sam Worthington that looks like it should have gone straight to DVD and is performing the same as well.

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

No.Movie Name Last Week's Position
1Cars 3 NE
2Wonder Woman 2nd
3The Mummy 1st
4Baywatch 3rd
5Rough Night NE
6Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 4th
7Ozzy 5th
8Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 6th
9The Hunter's Prayer NE
10Gifted 10th

(NA = Not Applicable, NE = New Entry)

Last Updated: June 21, 2017

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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