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Dumb and Dumber To

Almost exactly two decades since the 1994 release of Dumb and Dumber, the
Farrelly Brothers bring cinemagoers Dumb and Dumber To. The sequel, starring Jim
Carey and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd and Harry once again, debuted in the top spot with
US$38.1m at the US box office. The Universal release also opened at number one
at South African cinemas, earning R1 923 685.


Matthew McConaughey stars in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar. If it’s a
spectacle you’re after Interstellar delivers, especially when experienced in Nolan’s
preferred 70mm IMAX format. The flick, which has received mainly positive
reviews both locally and internationally, is in the number two spot with R1 237 745
in its second week at the local box office, a 22% drop in earnings on opening
weekend, bringing total national earnings to R3 606 246.


In Reinhard Klooss’ modern day adaptation of this well-known tale, Tarzan and Jane
Porter take on an army sent by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took
over the company from Tarzan’s parents, after they died in a plane crash. The film
opened to mixed reviews internationally and on local soil, earning an unimpressive
R662 571 in its opening weekend at South African cinemas.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner star in this comedic Disney family flick in which
11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) experiences the most horrible day of his
young life. Directed by Miguel Arteta, the heartwarming, but tedious film brought in
R653 099 nationally in its third week running, bringing total local gross earnings to
R2 683 061.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Director Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones sees Liam Nielson in vigilante
mode once again as unlicensed private detective Matt Scudder. Adapted from
Lawrence Block’s novel, the crime thriller – set in 1999 – garnered R358 988 in
week three at South Africa theatres, a massive 31% drop on the previous weeks
earnings, bringing cumulative box office earnings to R2 489 760.


This warm comedy/drama starring Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell is an inspiring
“coming of age’ story. Receiving mainly negative reviews but winning praise for
Knightley’s empathetic performance, Laggies opened with a disappointing R245 116
at the local box office.


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