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Local weekend box office – Toy Story 4 dethrones Aladdin

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In case you haven’t noticed, Disney has ruled the box office in 2019. And if you want an example of this, just check out this weekend past’s South African box office where Disney’s live-action Aladdin finally got unseated from the top spot it’s held for four weeks by Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Must be nice to own all the movies. This particular movie debuted with R4.5 million, which unfortunately is quite a bit off the pace of 2010’s Toy Story 3 which earned nearly double in its opening.

That was still enough to beat Aladdin which dropped to second place with R3 million. Men in Black International and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum were up next with R2.5 million and R1.2 million respectively as both had pretty strong holdovers. This means that newcomer Anna could only land in the halfway mark of the top ten as it didn’t even crack the million mark. The Luc Besson directed action pic has been a gigantic flop in the rest of the world, so this is really no surprise.

There were three other new releases this weekend past in Ma, Booksmart, and Tolkien, but they were all rather limited releases and failed to make much impact. Blumhouse horror Ma was the only one that even made it into the top ten. This may also be the last time we see Avengers: Endgame in the top ten. The Marvel blockbuster is currently the highest earner in the charts with R101.2 million in the bank. However, it was confirmed yesterday that the film’s upcoming re-release will be international so we may just see it pop up again in a couple of weeks time.

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

No.Movie Name Weekend gross Percentage change Local gross Last Week's Position
1Toy Story 4 R4.5 million NE R4.5 million NE
2Aladdin R3 million -10% R27.2 million 1st
3Men in Black International R2.5 million -12% R8 million 2nd
4John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum R1.2 million -26% R22.2 million 3rd
5Anna R866 068 NE R866 068 NE
6X-Men: Dark Phoenix R731 265 -31% R5.6 million 4th
7Rocketman R589 441 -30% R3.9 million 5th
8The Hustle R438 868 -18% R9 million 6th
9Ma R310 817 NE R310 817 NE
10Avengers: Endgame R285 775 -42% R101.2 million 7th

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: June 25, 2019

One Comment

  1. As someone who enjoys following box office, I just want to say thank you Kervyn for posting the local chart every week.


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