Local weekend box office: Terminator fails to kill Maleficent

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Move over, Sarah Connor! There’s a new lady in town who can put Terminators in their place and she has some killer cheekbones! Much like it did overseas, Terminator: Dark Fate opened soft in South Africa with just R1.3 million. That’s a massive drop off from previous franchise entry Terminator: Genisys, which opened with over R4 million in 2015.

With Terminator: Dark Fate’s failure it had to contend itself with second place as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil held onto the top spot for the third week running. The Disney live-action sequel added another R1.6 million to its coffers this weekend past.

There were no other big shifts that took place on the charts as nearly everything just dropped down one spot with Terminator’s entrance in the runner-up position. There were two other entries, but they found themselves bringing up the very rear of the top ten. First up is Spy Cat, a dubbed Germain animated film that already had a release last year in most international markets. It landed in ninth place with just a lowly R167k. Just one behind it was ensemble comedy The Wedding Year, which had no nuptial celebrations as it opened to a dismal R139k.

Let’s see what the rest of the South African chart looks like:

No.Movie Name Weekend gross Percentage change Local gross Last Week's Position
1Maleficent: Mistress of Evil R1.6 million -35% R8.1 million 1st
2Terminator: Dark Fate R1.3 million NE R1.3 million NE
3Joker R1.2 million -40% R18.5 million 2nd
4Gemini Man R656 252 -42% R7.4 million 3rd
5Blessers R395 466 -40% R1.3 million 4th
6Abominable R325 875 -32% R5.7 million 5th
7Zulu Wedding R240 679 -45% R2.8 million 6th
8Hustlers R12 618 -40% R13.4 million 7th
9Spy Cat R167 206 NE R167 206 NE
10The Wedding Year R139 243 NE R139 243 NE

NE = New Entry

Last Updated: November 5, 2019

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