Box Office Report: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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The box office saw low returns for the majority of the films in the top 10 this week. Out of six of the new released features, 1 made it to the top 5. Judging by the box office performance of features for the year, South African audiences seem to vie for the blockbuster action packed films with a Sci-Fi/animation influence. Unfortunately non of the films this week could satisfy the South African taste for flair and cinema cheese.

The top film for the week remains to be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a second straight week at the summit position. The last time such a feat was achieved was with the Sci-Fi packed Lucy starring actress Scarlet Johanson. The “turtles” made over R1.39 million in their second week, becoming the only feature to pass the million Rand mark. The film was screened on 89 cinemas nationwide and is distributed by United International Pictures.

The runner-up position is once again taken by Gone Girl, which spends its second straight week at the defending position after ruling the box office in its debut week. The Times Media Films release brings in just over R810 thousand, shying largely away from the million rand mark. It was screened on 59 cinemas nationwide, down by 2 from last weeks 61.

The only new entry in the top 5 is Brick Mansions which debuts with an underwhelming figure of over R597 thousand. The film is distributed by Black Sheep Films and was screened on 61 cinemas nationwide. The film was one of the last films shot by actor Paul Walker.

The Maze Runner is still going strong in its 5th week on the chart, bringing in over R585 thousand. The film has spent the longest time in the top 5 more than any other film released 5 weeks back. The Times Media Films release was screened on  52 cinemas, down by 5 from last weeks 57.

The top 5 is rounded up by another Times Media Films release, Dolphin Tale 2. The film brought in over R524 thousand in its first 4 weeks. It was screened on 65 cinemas, down by 5 from last week`s 70.

Follow the link for the full top 10.

Times Media Films dominates the top 10 with no close competition with an overall market share of 50% of titles in the top 10,  Ster-Kinekor and United International Pictures are tied in second place with 20% each and Black Sheep rounds it up with 10%

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Vusumzi Ntshanga @Vusumzi92 

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