It’s been a week of shake-ups. Giant lizards still rule the world, but the rest of the chart has undergone a shuffle that we haven’t seen in months…
Jurassic World continues its global domination, already eclipsing the billion dollar mark. Almost half of that is solely from US earnings and it only has to earn a few million more to eclipse Avengers: Age of Ultron as the top domestic earner (US). As if studios needed more motivation to dig up old franchises…
Debuting in second place is Pixar’s Inside Out. Other than inspiring a gag about how all Pixar’s movies are about stuff having feelings, it’s also a welcome arrival to a year that still produced very few animated movies. On top of that it was the second-strongest opening for a Pixar movie, trailing only Toy Story 3.
Slipping down a spot, but still holding strong is Spy, the comedy about – you guessed it – spies. This is its third week in the top 3.
Pitch Perfect 2, after many weeks of dominating the local charts, continues its slow descent, dropping one position to fourth.
Stepping into the fifth spot is Wild Card, another action movie in which Jason Statham kicks and punches through all of his problems. Perhaps he needs to find less violent means to deal with issues. Maybe he should join a therapy group. Then beat them up. It will be interesting to see how Wild Card does, considering South Africans dig both action and the Stath.
Falling two spots to sixth is Mad Max: Fury Road. The fan favourite continues to be a bit of a box office damp squid, but no doubt its DVD and streaming rights are already being negotiated with furious greed, as if it’s the only bottle of water left in the wasteland…
At seven is the debut of 5 Flights Up, a touching dramady about an elderly couple looking to sell their longtime home.
Number eight marks the arrival of a new horror, Insidious: Chapter 3. Critics say it is creepy but also very much a retread. Still, local audiences enjoy horrors and may keep this second sequel going. Then again, it did enter the charts lower down than Poltergeist – and that had two weeks before fading.
At nine and a bit of a drop is Treurgrond, the local Afrikaans drama about farm murders. It moved from the sixth position last week and might not emulate the success of the Afrikaans romcoms we’ve seen so far in 2015.
Finally, a big plunge for Avengers: Age of Ultron – five spots down to tenth. That it is sliding out of view comes as no surprise: this has been on the charts for several weeks and is the current top earner. Still, five spots? It’s likely that Jurassic World stole a lot of the blockbuster-loving crowds that lined up to watch the Marvel supergroup.
Leaving the charts this week are Yellow Bird, Poltergeist, The Rewrite and The Riot Club. The top earner on the chart is Avengers: Age of Ultron with R39.7 million.
- 01. JURASSIC WORLD (Incl 3D & Imax)
- 02. INSIDE OUT (incl 3D)
- 03. SPY
- 04. PITCH PERFECT 2
- 05. WILD CARD
- 06. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (incl 3D & Imax)
- 07. 5 FLIGHTS UP
- 08. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3
- 09. TREURGROND
- 10. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (incl. 3D & Imax)
Last Updated: June 24, 2015