‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ opens at number 1


How To Train Your Dragon 2 opened at number 1 on the South Africa Box Office. The film accomplished this feat, with an impressive R4.58 million made over the weekend June 20-22. ‘Dragon’ now joins the ranks of fellow animated features Rio 2, which had previously topped the box office on its weekend of release and has gone to gross over R20 million in South Africa alone. ‘Dragon’ accomplishment could be attributed to the high number of cinema screens it was playing on which was 101, over the past weekend also for the film it also keeps the number 1 trend for local distributor Times Media Films which had its number 1 film last week with Edge of Tomorrow.

‘Tomorrow‘ falls two places in the top 5 to end up at number 3 with also an impressive R1.10 at the box office, down 55% however  giving it an accumulative total of  over R4.7 million in just two weeks. The film is being played on 113 screens nation wide, the most for any film in the top 5.

Ster-kinekor release 22 Jump Street opens in at 2, more than a shy below the number film, with over R3.02 collected over the past weekend, ‘Street’ also continues the trend that was with Fault In Our Stars which had the lowest cinema screens for the top 5 last week. The past weekend ‘Street’ was available on just 66 screens.

The latter film Fault In Our Stars sees a 39.3% decrease in box office takings with an almost an almost million in box office takings of R955 thousand over the past week, however the film sees a gain of 2 screens it is being played on nation wide.

To round up the top 5 we have the Angelina Jolie`s fantasy film, Maleficent falling down 2 positions from last week to number 4 with  just over a R1,09 million collected over the past week. The film falls 43.2% in box office takings and was being screened on 100 cinemas nation-wide.

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This week Times Media Films maintains its ‘top 10′ market share with 50% percent of the films in the top 10, Sterkinekor remains stationary at number 2 with 40% and United Independent Pictures holding still at number 3 with 20%

The overall weekend gross for the top 5 films is standing at R9 676 948 million for the week/weekend June 20-22 up 17.7% from last week.

Next week top 5 challengers will come from Locke and Belle.

Visit  TheVent for more updates on the South African box office.

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