SA films campaign at local box office


The US-South Africa co-production, Vehicle 19, was released in South Africa over the weekend of 9 to 11 August with 30 prints and made R260,058.

Vehicle 19 stars Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious Franchise), who was also one of the executive producers, along with South Africa’s Eddie Mbalo. Ryan Haidarian produced the film.

Meanwhile, the Afrikaans-language South African film, Die Laaste Tango (3 prints), continues its successful campaign at the box office and has made R1.3m in six weeks.

The Afrikaans comedy Babalas (29 prints) has been on release for two weeks and has made R425,059.

New release Grown Ups 2 (72 prints), which stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James, was the biggest earner over the weekend – it made just over R4m.

After six weeks of release Despicable Me 2 (including 3D) (76 prints) still made the number two position at the box office. It has generated R36.4m to date.

Another big earner still on release over the weekend after 12 weeks was Fast & Furious 6 (4 prints), which has a cumulative box office of just over R37m.

Figures supplied by SAFACT.


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