The new South African comedy, Karate Kallie – Die Hele Movie made the number eight spot in Ster-Kinekor’s Top 8 for the week 18 to 24 September, having generated box office of R173,778 in its first week of local release. Directed by Willem ‘Wimpie’ van der Merwe, this Afrikaans-language film is the feature version of the popular student short film, Karate Kallie.
Meanwhile, as at 27 September, the South African blockbuster District 9 had amassed an impressive R8.3m after five weeks of release.
The top three earners for the weekend 25 to 27 September were Up (including 3D) which took R1.9m, followed by two new entries – The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (R1.8m) and Fame (R1.6m).
(Figures supplied by SAFACT)
See story on Karate Kallie – Die Hele Movie in the October issue of Screen Africa.