This is a good week to be an assassin, less so if you are a spy and really not good at all for any comic book heroes…
Schuks! Pay Back The Money continues its reign at the top of the chart, now in its second week. Leon Schuster loses the Currie Cup and has to pay for the loss. It’s quite a reunion of past actors from his films, most notably long-time collaborator Desmond Dube.
An unexpected debut at the second spot, Hitman: Agent 47 shows that locals want a bit of the good old ‘skop skiet n donner’. But middling reviews means its star probably won’t shine this bright again.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has as such been almost impossibly been sent to the third position by a local film and something that may be DVD material.
Also down one and now at fourth is the current chart heavyweight, Minions. Banana.
Another unexpected debut: Tell Me Sweet Something, a local film by the same people behind Material, arrives in the fifth spot. It sounds like a cute romantic comedy about a bookstore in Johannesburg.
The boxing drama Southpaw arrives at the sixth spot. Billed as the week’s big film, it hasn’t managed to stay in its weight class.
Fantastic Four starts its downward spiral again after slowing last week, falling two spots to seventh. It may still have one week left, yet could also make a fast exit.
But The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is falling even faster, dropping a huge four spots since last week. It’s not a success, still falling short of its budget after seven weeks on the U.S. circuit.
The romantic thriller Paper Towns has also lost traction, dropping from six to nine.
Ricky and The Flash debuts at tenth. It’s about an aging rock star who goes back home to reconnect with the family she abandoned. A great cast carries this, but it probably won’t be here next week.
Leaving the charts this week are Trainwreck, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Boychoir. Yes, Ant-Man is out. But might it qualify as Marvel’s first ‘cult’ hit?
The top earner continues to be Minions, now at over R45.7 million..
- 01. SCHUKS! PAY BACK THE MONEY
- 02. HITMAN: AGENT 47
- 03. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (Incl Imax)
- 04. MINIONS (Incl 3D)
- 05. TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING
- 06. SOUTHPAW
- 07. THE FANTASTIC FOUR
- 08. MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
- 09. PAPER TOWNS
- 10. RICKI & THE FLASH
Last Updated: September 10, 2015