Mighty machines and magic abs awaited visitors to the big screen this past weekend, along with a whole bunch of familiar friends…
It may not be joining the ranks of 2015’s major blockbusters – and critics are really annoyed at it – but at least Terminator Genisys had enough fans come out and support it on its local open weekend. The film debuts at number one, but the real test will be if it can stay there.
With the arrival of the future kill-bots, Jurassic World finally steps down to number 2, a spot it will probably occupy for a while – if it doesn’t return to the top spot again next weekend.
Pixar’s movie about emotional emotions also takes a single step down. Resting at third, Inside Out appears likely to hang around the spot for a while.
Debuting at number four is the sequel Magic Mike XXL. Will it be as ridiculously profitable for Channing Tatum as the first was?
The disaster movie San Andreas is not holding onto local audiences, dropping three spots from second to fifth since its debut last week.
It’s a bit less of a drop for Ted 2, slipping two spots to sixth since his debut last week. It appears second time isn’t the charm for rude bears.
The local teenage comedy Hollywood in My Huis drops one position, but maintains a second week in the carts. It will need to reach at least three, though, to start matching its local peers.
At number eight is Spy, taking three spots down from fifth. But it’s been a success locally and the slow slide is typical of a popular movie reaching the end of its run.
Speaking of ending successful runs, Pitch Perfect 2 is at nine, down from seventh. It’s currently the longest-running film in these charts and a qualified hit.
And at ten is Wild Card, the Jason Statham action fest. It slid two spots and will likely exist the charts after spending three weeks in it. Not bad for what was really an under-the-radar release.
Leaving the charts this week are 5 Flights Up and Insidious: Chapter 3. The top earner is Jurassic World, cashing in over R33 million.
- 01. TERMINATOR GENISYS (incl 3D & Imax)
- 02. JURASSIC WORLD (Incl 3D & Imax)
- 03. INSIDE OUT (incl 3D)
- 04. MAGIC MIKE XXL
- 05. SAN ANDREAS (incl 3D)
- 06. TED 2
- 07. HOLLYWOOD IN MY HUIS
- 08. SPY
- 09. PITCH PERFECT 2
- 10. WILD CARD
Last Updated: July 8, 2015