Ralph Ziman’s Jerusalema, the new South African gangster drama, has made R1.2m at the local box office as at 11 September. It is one of the few South African films, apart from the Leon Schuster comedies, to reach the R1m mark.
The box office is still being dominated by the Meryl Streep/ Pierce Brosnan/ Abba musical, Mama Mia, which has clocked up R7.m in just two weeks.
Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder made R1.1 in its opening week and Babylon AD R844 109 in its debut.
Other big performers are the long running The Dark Knight at R13.3m (seven weeks) and Hancock at R16.4m (10 weeks).