Cape Town shot action film wins SA box office


Safe House (69 prints), a Hollywood action film shot and set in Cape Town made the most money at the South African box office this weekend, earning R1.7m in its first weekend of release.

Two South African films are still on the circuit, with Afrikaans film Hoofmeisie (11 prints) at number seven on the Ster-Kinekor Top 8 for the weekend 10 to 12 February. The film has made R4.2m in eight weeks of release. Afrikaans language musical Platteland (2 prints) has earned R8.2m in twelve weeks of release.

Other films doing well at the local box office include Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (30 prints) with a total of R12.3m, Sherlock Holmes 2 (22 prints) at R11.8m, Adventures of Tin Tin (17 prints) at R14.3m, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (15 prints) at R16.3m and Puss in Boots (6 prints) at R20.8m.

(Figures supplied by SAFACT)


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