SA’s Weekend Top 10: I'm just gonna copy and paste last week's charts

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Nothing to see here, folks. Seriously – unless you were holding out for John Goodman going insane or the British version of Cool Runnings (or a robot dog), you’ll have to make the same choices at your local cinema as you did last week.

  • 01. BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Incl 3D) (LW: 1)
  • 02. KUNG FU PANDA 3 (Incl 3D) (LW: 2)
  • 03. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (LW: 4)
  • 04. ZOOTROPOLIS (Incl 3D) (LW: 3)
  • 05. DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (Incl Imax) (LW: 5)
  • 06. LONDON HAS FALLEN (LW: 6)
  • 07. EDDIE THE EAGLE (NE)
  • 08. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (NE)
  • 09. MODDER EN BLOED (LW: 7)
  • 10. ROBODOG (NE)

(LW : Last Week; NE: New Entry)

  • 01. BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Incl 3D) (LW: 1)

This superhero saga is becoming an interesting test case in the market: despite some critical hatred, it’s not doing badly. It’s not doing great, but will not create a massive budget deficit at the studio – which is a win with these big budget monstrosities. But from what friends tell me, if you ignore the media and comic book fans, this is actually fun to watch.

  • 02. KUNG FU PANDA 3 (Incl 3D) (LW: 2)

Also going nowhere is the latest in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. It’s actually fun and – no – those small pandas aren’t his kids.

  • 03. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (LW: 4)

The wedding antics of fat greeks (I honestly don’t know what this movie is about) gives some salvation for the older crowd not keen on being bombarded with dog-wagging special effects. Their patronage sees it take a step up from third last week.

  • 04. ZOOTROPOLIS (Incl 3D) (LW: 3)

Apparently this movie is encouraging Chinese fans to buy a rare African fox which can’t be house-trained, domesticated or keep quiet at night. Remember people: just because it’s cute in a movie doesn’t make it so in real life. Like the owl. Apparently the owl is a real ass and not that nice guy from Winnie The Pooh.

  • 05. DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (Incl Imax) (LW: 5)

Allegiant pulls out of its dive and manages to sit stable at fifth for a second week. But overall it’s still a financial crater and splitting the final book was clearly a big miscalculation.

  • 06. LONDON HAS FALLEN (LW: 6)

Old school action movies really don’t surface as often as they used to, at least on the charts, so it’s nice to see this fight-or-flight tale stay put at sixth.

  • 07. EDDIE THE EAGLE (NE)

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The story of an underdog skier taking part in the Olympics is, according to the actual Eddie the Eagle, about only 10 percent true. But everyone likes a feel-good story, though with a seventh spot debut this is not bound to stay around for long.

  • 08. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (NE)

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The tense and mysterious J.J. Abrams project (funny how nobody remembers the directors he uses) finally arrives in South Africa, but its lacklustre eighth spot debut is really disappointing.

  • 09. MODDER EN BLOED (LW: 7)

This period drama about rugby, Brits and Boers is failing to capture the Afrikaans audience, charting a trend that they are not interested in dramas or overbearing historical fiction. Back to the rom-coms and slapstick, people!

  • 10. ROBODOG (NE)

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Dog dies, so genius dad builds new dog. This sounds a lot like a straight-to-DVD Disney movie from the eighties.

  • LAST ROUND

Local juggernaut Happiness Is A Four Letter Word finally bows out after what may be the best performance for a local English-language movie yet. Christian drama Risen also steps down following a lukewarm run. But shed a tear for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which fell over harder than a zombie trying to take the stairs.

Last Updated: April 13, 2016

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