In what is clearly a conspiracy of the universe, I’m made to eat my comments from last week – at least briefly. Back then I scoffed at the so-so entry of Ratchet & Clank, noting the video game movie tradition of being generally rubbish. Then in storms Angry Birds and tips over my table in a fervour of pig-hunting.
The projectile birds have not done as well elsewhere, failing to beat Captain America: Civil War in the US even though its attendance has been dropping in double digits (which is normal given it’s been around for a few weeks). But locally the birds have cruised to the top, no doubt partially thanks to a lack of stuff to watch for the young ‘uns.
The captain slips to second, but behind him The Jungle Book and Bad Neighbours 2 stayed put, going nowhere. Instead two other movies took a kick in the teeth. Mother’s Day dropped three spots after a surprise 2nd spot debut last week and Barbershop 3 fell a terrific 5 positions to the precipice of 10th.
But my musings about video game movies are not entirely misplaced: I doubt Angry Birds will hold its ground. Yet Ratchet & Clank totally overshot my predictions. After dropping three places last week, it fell another four and is out of the charts. Zootropolis also left after a pretty decent run and the local film Mignon Mossie was here just long enough to score some free popcorn.
Replacing them are the foul fowls, as well as Uitvlucht, a new local movie about a woman picking up the pieces of her life as she takes a teaching job at a small Eastern Cape town, and The Perfect Match, a romantic comedy with the right demographics to hopefully give it some staying power (and is mercifully not adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel).
- 01. ANGRY BIRDS (Incl 3D) (NE)
- 02. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (Incl 3D, Imax & 4DX) (LW: 1)
- 03. THE JUNGLE BOOK (Incl 3D, Imax & 4DX) (LW: 3)
- 04. BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 (LW: 4)
- 05. MOTHER’S DAY (LW: 2)
- 06. THE PERFECT MATCH (NE)
- 07. THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (LW: 5)
- 08. UITVLUCHT (NE)
- 09. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN (LW: 8)
- 10. BARBERSHOP 3 (LW: 5)
(LW = Last Week; NE = New Entry)
Last Updated: May 18, 2016